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  •  I think your buddy... (none)
    has a healthy attitude but underestimates the problems.

    When the professor "tears the conservative hogwash to pieces" it only reinforces the conviction among some students (how many depends on many things) that everything they're getting in the classroom is liberal bias.

    Even if the idea is not to "tear the conservative hogwash to pieces," but to present the case for (for example) natural selection, and the case for creationism, and let the students see how much better the former case is than the latter, that won't work.  Students of the "Students for Academic Freedom" variety will say, "Well, obviously the fact that natural selection came out looking so much better than creationism must be a product of the biased way in which the professor presented the cases."  "I can't defend my belief but I'm sure I'm right" is a respectable stance these days, among (many) college students as among (many) others.  

    •  You are probably (none)
      correct, but if you get stuck with something so insane - and we are, more and more everyday - we have to find ways to turn it around on them.

      "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." ~Martin Luther King, Jr

      by SarahLee on Fri Jan 28, 2005 at 11:59:09 PM PST

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