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Re: An Alternative consistent and coherent model
Common sense is integral to science.
Sorry, but that hit a nerve that's been over-sensitized by fucking stupid creationist rhetorics.
I've been following this bullshit since 1981. Not only have I ridden around the park a few times, I have worn very deep ruts in that road.
One of the stock bullshit creationist complaints is that "evolution" (which they misrepresent grossly, hence the "scare quotes") is somehow "counter-intuitive" and will somehow "confuse the students". All while they appeal to "common sense" explanations.
As I have already just explained to CRR (Message 365), there is nothing common sense to "common sense" explanations, plus, those "common sense explanations" are just as likely to be completely wrong.
The point is that "common sense" can be and most often is complete bullshit. And exposing students to that fact should not confuse them, but rather make them think! And question. And test.
Creationists want students to sit comfortably in their false pre-conceived ideas, but science requires them to test everything. So much of how the world actually works is very counter-intuitive.
Students need to understand that, not be locked into dungeons of ignorance as creationists want.