Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."



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Richard Lawrence Cohen

Excellent posts, these two on evolutionism and religion. I think "modesty," that little word in parentheses in the final sentence, is a key to keeping science from becoming a closed-minded, overreaching dogma. And why do atheistic scientists persist in setting themselves up against the straw man of a literal interpretation of Genesis? It's as if contemporary theologians were to argue against Ptolemaic cosmology in order to show that science is wrong. Granted, there is still a politically strong contingent of people who believe in the literal truth of Genesis, but those aren't the people science needs to debate with on the intellectual front. And on the political front it might be bettter if science reached for the center rather than presenting itself as the polar-opposite superstition. (And besides, a literal interpretation of Genesis probably the theology most consistent with Big Bang theory.)

Orac

Actually, if you would like to see scientists who don't take on "straw men" of a "literal interpretation of Genesis," I suggest these sites:

Talkorigins.org (The most extensive site I know of)
Evolving Thoughts
evolvgen
Evolution Blog
Panda's Thumb
Pharyngula

None of these sites take on "straw men." They take on ID claims exactly as ID advocates argue them and then demolish those claims. Indeed, I sometimes think that the complaint by ID advocates that scientists are taking on "straw men" is a straw man itself!

Emily

Hi Ambi. You might like to take a look at Planned Parenthood's dissing of ID.

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