Going Beyond Teaching Evolution
MAULE.Prof.Law at LAW.VILL.EDU
Mon Mar 9 10:47:41 PST 1998
Doug Laycock's nicely articulated comments about the diminishment of
moderate or centrist emphasis and the consequences of debate over an
issue being led by those heading up the more (or most) extreme views
on both sides apply not only to the issue of teaching evolution but
also to almost every other issue that involves the interaction of
religion and government.
Doug's comments also apply to all sorts of other issues not so
directly related to law and religion or the scope of this list.
But his contribution is a refreshing reminder that the lawyering
personalities, myself included, succumb too easily to the adversarial
positions fostered by the collision of diametrically opposed
Here's to the power of reasoning, tolerance, compromise, and common
sense. If we lose that we've lost too much of our humanity.
Professor of Law
Villanova University School of Law
Villanova, PA 19085
maule at law.vill.edu
(610) 519 - 7135
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