It's not creationists who are closed-minded


Published: Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 27, 2006 at 11:02 p.m.
I recently attended the drama re-enactment of the Scopes Trial at the University Auditorium. It was quite fascinating to hear the actual arguments the ACLU lawyer, Clarence Darrow, used to challenge the teaching of creationism in public schools.
Darrow argued that it is unfair for the law to require only one theory of our origins to be taught in public schools. He also stated many times during the trial that to only teach one theory is "closed-minded."
He argued that since books and articles about the theory of evolution are widely available outside of the public schools, then it would be unfair to not allow open discussion of other theories of origin rather than just creationism.
I agree with those arguments. What I don't understand is why those same arguments are now dismissed by the ACLU and evolutionists. In case nobody has noticed, there is still only one theory of our origins being taught in our public schools.
Why do they call creationists "closed-minded" when they are the ones who won't allow open discussion in the public schools? There are also books and articles about many theories of our origins widely available outside of our public schools. The ACLU doesn't seem to care anymore that only one theory of our origins is being taught. By their own definition, they are the ones who are closed-minded.
Susan Seidel, High Springs

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