|September 2017 Newsletter|
Enlightened pedagogues do all agree:
To master any subject, one must see
Discrepant data candidly assessed,
And which revisions run harsh gauntlets best.
Thus Social Studies welcome thinking free
Among young people; sharp debates decree.
If insights smart, emancipated, strive,
Dull misconceptions will less-often thrive.
Biology should likewise host no shrine
(Imposed by unintelligent design)
No arbitrary cordon sanitaire
Exempting paradigms from inquests fair
Where secular iconoclasts blaspheme
Simplistic, primitive, exploded themes.
Biology, unlike religious creeds,
No fixed eternal verities concedes.
Biology in perpetuity
Gives tentativity supremacy,
Lets sovereign scientific method reign
Untamed, whose findings might old views disdain.
Informed irreverent researchers cheer
Staid status quos' deserved upsets severe.
No vested-interest priesthoods should conspire
That rigor-mortised dogma not expire.
But Biologic heresy contrives
That atavistic concepts must survive
‘Gainst devastating, merciless disproof,
From antithetic evidence aloof.
Pathetic infantile naiveté
Afflicts Biology egregiously
When paralyzing partiality
Incentivizes blind credulity;
Ensconces explanations flawed, devised
To be believed, though never scrutinized;
WOULD NEVER VOLUNTEER DISSENT THAT TAUGHT
ACCEPTED MODELS' SCIENTIFIC FAULTS.
Anomalies inquiring minds dissect,
Those censors' imprimaturs do neglect –
Like: Biochemical phylogenies*
May clash with those based on anatomy –
Whose catastrophic implications dire
Disgraceful efforts to suppress, inspire.
Corrosive corollaries of this fact
Decisive credibility subtract
From evolution's viability
However old the Earth in truth may be.
For contradictory phylogenies*
With clashing unpredictabilities
(To Occam's Razor,** gross deformities)
Exhaust all reasoned possibilities
Whose zig-zag-cursed chaotics self-refute.
SO HOW COULD SPECIES POSSIBLY TRANSMUTE?
With incongruent templates of descent,
NO NATURAL SELECTION'S EVIDENT.
Irreconcilable phylogenies –
Imprisons students psychopathically
Where evolutionary textbooks' shrill,
Unmitigatedly vexatious, swill
Bids catechizing pygmies heed the call
To cloister mental zombies with a wall.
Gestapo thought-policemen, looming tall,
Do shackle robust questioning in thrall,
Pervert the purpose of course-content rules,
And make of them pontificating tools.
Pedantic nannies, opiating ghouls,
Anesthetizing brains on dunces' stools,
Would dog, would shame, would stunt,
would wreck our schools.
Extrapolating insight slays those ______ …
… by noting how phylogenies* based on biochemical instead of anatomical similarities:
* Phylogenies are “evolutionary trees,” which visualize alleged descent from supposedly “close common ancestors.”
** Occam's Razor says the simplest explanation for something is best. Yet there is no simplest common ancestry. Each protein's phylogeny, based on amino acid sequence differences among life forms, is simplest for it, however complex and contradictory with regard to all other phylogenies, defying Occam's Razor.