Re: "Facts" and Facts

Adrienne Dearmas (DearmasA@AOL.COM)
Tue, 12 Dec 1995 10:50:02 -0500

In a message dated 95-12-07 16:37:07 EST, SL_BROWN@ACC.FAU.EDU (Susan Love
Brown) writes:

>Fortunately, I have never been asked to debate the topic of evolution.
> In any case, I would leave it to the experts in the biological field.
> But I can't help but support Bob Graber's position that it is
>probably a pointless exercise, unless, of course, you are the only
>speaker in the program.

When I was in college at Emory, I took a history class in Creationism vs.
Darwinism. About half the class were historians and the rest of us either
anthropologists or theologians (sp?). I wished the class had been taught in a
debate format, with no attention paid to the individual beliefs of the
debators so that an understanding of the opposite view could be attained. I
personally cannot believe in creation theory but I am fascinated as an
anthropologist by those who DO believe.

- Adrienne