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    Reader comments on What's the Matter with Kansas?

    Subject: No, that doesn't count.
    Date: Dec 25, 2010
    Sender: IainPrevious

    Raymond Kingfish: no, the fact your wife is from Kansas doesn't count. So are many in my adopted family (I would like to say the "family I married into" but the reactionary mindset in this country is determined to make it difficult for me to marry the man I have loved and lived with for 22+ years. But that's another story, another documentary). Raymond, the movie "sounds like.." etc etc is not a basis for criticism, and when you then go off on liberals "giggling" you are trading in the very stereotypes that would anger you when applied to you or your wife. "Neither of us believe in Darwin, nor do we disbelieve him. Mainly because most scientists can't agree with one another about most stuff themselves." Darwin is not and was not a mythical figure demanding belief or disbelief, he was a scientist, a philosophical intellectual, and he lived and wrote books and observed the minute mechanisms of Nature and developed a narrative of Evolutionary Science. Science doesn't deal in 'stuff" it deals with facts, observable facts, and "most" (your word) scientists are agreed that the facts confirm Evolution, not as a belief system but as a living dynamic process that continues unabated.
    I put it to you that you neither "believe nor disbelieve" in Evolution because you haven't devoted sufficient study to the subject to understand it. It's just "stuff" to you. And that may well be "what the matter is" with Kansas.

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    Comment index:

  • Good effort   from Michael Bray, Feb 11, 2010
  • Review of "What's the matter with Kansas"   from Raymond Kingfish, Oct 10, 2010
  • » No, that doesn't count. «   from Iain, Dec 25, 2010
  • Good effort   from Michael Bray, Feb 11, 2010
  • Review of "What's the matter with Kansas"   from Raymond Kingfish, Oct 10, 2010
  • » No, that doesn't count. «   from Iain, Dec 25, 2010