In Coffee and Darwinism, Paul Spears tells us about how Starbucks just might help usher in a new era in scientific understanding, with its The Way I See It blurb, which is found on the side of their cups. It seems that Discovery Institute fellow Jonathan Wells has a few choice things to say, on the sides of Starbucks coffee cups, with regards to Darwinism. Consider,
Darwinism’s impact on traditional social values has not been as benign as its advocates would like us to believe. Despite the efforts of its modern defenders to distance themselves from its baleful social consequences, Darwinism’s connection with eugenics, abortion and racism is a matter of historical record. And the record is not pretty.
As Spears points out, it is indeed an intriguing state of affairs to find that Starbucks allows such a scandalous discussion to occur within its midst.
To be sure, it is the Darwinists who have squelched, and continue to squelch, free inquiry (just try to find the book Of Pandas and People in a public school science curriculum). Just what is it that they are afraid of?