Xanthir wrote:Creationists are really, truly, trying to change the way science is taught so that more people will believe in their god.
Xanthir wrote:Creationists aren't a dime-a-dozen in academia, you know. You don't walk down the hallways of bio labs and just bump into creationists doing reputable biological research very often.
... yeah, I read it on the Internet and therefore it's true.
Xanthir wrote:Then take a look at the game. It was led by creationists, contains plenty of true biological knowledge, but only a single reference to evolution in the entire thing (and that was written by one of the programmers, a physic student).
Yes, I am aware of that, but the question is: is it absolutely mandatory
to refer to evolution in any biology game? That's the thing: I think mentioning evolution in the game would be completely out of context and wouldn't contribute anything. It's not a game about the origin of life: if it were, then
I'd see sense in those accusations. But I find really, really
questionable the idea that the lack of reference to evolution should mean anything nasty. If that is the case, well, then I guess I won't be able to tell anyone that I've caught a cold without mentioning that it has only happened due to millions of years of evolution.
Xanthir wrote:I don't think this is some grand conspiracy. That's retarded.
No one here spoke of conspiracies. The only conspiracy talk is in the blog post that was linked above: the guy concludes, with all authority in the world, that CellCraft is "a Creationist game". Is that
Xanthir wrote:I also think that, despite that, it's a pretty fun game, and works well for its intended purpose - teaching people about cellular structures and how they work together in a living cell. For full effect, it just needs to be accompanied by an actual biology teacher able to connect the dots and fill in the gaps in the game's teaching.
Well, that is obvious, and I see no bigger naïvety than thinking that a game could ever
be a good educational tool on its own, without assistance. Teachers are not obsolete.