Monday, April 03, 2006


Should We Teach All the Controversies?

Dr. Lars Wagner, an associate professor of pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center says "education for many has been limited to 'only science.'" He objects to teaching evolution theory as fact without also teaching "valid" criticisms such as, the "fact" that "there have never been any documented cases of species evolving completely new traits, and in fact, the extensive fossil record clearly demonstrates the simultaneous appearance of multiple new species, directly contradicting predictions of evolution theory."

We wonder if Dr. Wagner also supports teaching the controversy over treating childhood leukemia. The dogmatic medical establishment insists on treating leukemia with a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, and bone marrow transplant -- there are different types of leukemia, each has its own treatment regimen. Or, does Dr. Wagner think we should also teach alternative treatments, such as chelation therapy, advocated by some "experts?"


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