Lance Erickson’s letter (4/3) stated that “science welcomes debates of controversial ideas that are supported by well-reasoned, objective data.”
In May 2005, the Kansas State Board of Education held hearings in Topeka to do just that.
Some of what was discussed: DNA, the complexity of the human cell, experimental evolution, amino acids, pre-biotic soup, RNA, PNA, pre-cellular life, direct panspermia, materialistic naturalism, operational science vs. historical science, the Y chromosome, SRY gene, bacterial flagellum and many, many other scientific areas that relate to the study of evolution.
What happened was that every single one of the pro-evolution scientists boycotted the hearings. Why?
Those scientists did not welcome debate on the controversial idea of evolution. They are totally closed-minded on this subject, and accept evolution on the basis of faith, not science.