In this EvC Forum's first column, Mammuthus touches on a key issue of the Creation/Evolution debate. We hope to bring you more intriguing columns in the future. The column appears below, or you can click here to view in a separate window. If the subject interests you, please feel free to begin a discussion in this thread.
This new forum revealed two bugs. This is the first forum with an apostrophe in the name, and it revealed the first bug, which has been fixed. The second bug is that members can't post to new forums until they logout and login again, which has not yet been fixed. If you can't post replies to this forum then logout and login again. I'm expecting to fix this problem very soon.
Thank you for the inquiry about writing a column. Columnists are recruited by board administration. I hope to ramp the column forum up to a fair amount of activity by year end, but wanted to start slow in order to develop a feel for how best to approach it, and what level to ask columnists to target their columns to. Plus this is a bit of a busy period for me.
Mammuthus provided a wonderful column that can be the benchmark for future columns. This isn't the place for a dialogue, but I'll take this opportunity to mention to Mammuthus that I was hoping his columns could be a permanent feature here, perhaps monthly or semi-monthly, and I hope he has another column idea (and another and another!).
Writing periodic columns is what a columnist does, say monthly or semi-monthly, but not less often than that. I think a monthly column focused on the Islamic side of the debate is a great idea. If you're willing to commit to a regular column, then send me your column or a column proposal to Admin. I can't promise to accept it as a column or you as a columnist, but we can begin exploring it through email. Maybe Mammuthus can make some suggestions, since he's been involved in getting the bugs out of these early stages.