Friday, March 27, 2015
If you hate linked articles don't click on the fucking link
I found this article about teaching evolution at the University of Kentucky unbelievably interesting and unbelievably frightening. I think the question is whether the students the author describes are just a particularly vocal minority or whether there is actually a silent plurality or even majority in his classroom who share the views of their door-slamming friends? I don't think there's any way to know, but it would be interesting to figure it out.
I once had a student hurl a book (a widely regarded classic of European literature) at me while shouting "Filth, this is filth." But that was an exceptional, I'd say singular, event. I've been teaching that book for two decades plus and that's the only negative feedback I've ever received on it. But this guy is experiencing these types of tantrums on a regular basis it would seem. If he were teaching at Downstate Bible College I'd understand, but this is a core curriculum course at an R1. That's just craaaaaaaazy.