Teach the Controversy
Oh man, these tee shirts are fantastic. Sorry if I’m late to the party here. Being a connoisseur of fine t-shirts and a conspiracy buff, I found these Teach the Controversy tees to be excellently designed and very funny!
These SCIENCE! shirts by the same company are great too.
Oh, totally. I rock the humors one weekly.
I’m going to have to up my t-shirt budget. I’ve really been letting it slip.
Yeah, I love these shirts. I still have two at the moment, the dung beetle/sun one and the ESP one. I wore out my favorite – Discworld! – a couple years back.
I love those shirts. The Cthulhu one, especially, is fantastic.
Yeah, they’re funny shirts (especially the one with Satan burying dino bones). I’d love to get one, but I refuse to support Intelligent Design believers.
Mfschantz, what are you talking about?
Teach the Controversy is a Discovery Institute slogan that attempts to get DI IDiots to popularize ID. You won’t find any references to the DI on the t-shirt site, and I thought maybe it was a coincidence until I read the very bottom of the page: “Humorous geek friendly apparel INTELLIGENTLY DESIGNED by Jeremy Kalgreen” (caps mine).
I don’t know if this is entirely driven by the artist or by the DI, but I do know that I don’t want to wear a t-shirt with a DI slogan on it, even if it’s only on there by coincidence.
Ok, I mean clearly that’s your decision, but I think their references to “Teach the Controversy” are to mock the slogan.
You know what, I did some actual research and found this from Jeremy Kalgreen as a response to a Loren Coleman article over at Cryptomundo:
“Jeremy here creator of these tee’s. One quick correction, I’m not in any way affiliated with the Discovery Institute, and in fact this project exists as a (irony based) negative reaction to their policies. The block of text on the main page should make that clear:
“Let sarcasm be your weapon in the great evolution vs. creationism debate! You don’t have to be an atheist to want to keep science in science class, and sporting one of these graphic tees sarcastically urging schools to teach other pseudosciences, myths and discredited theories is a fine way to show your pro-science stance.
“Of course I realize that doesn’t really do much to improve my standing around here, since I’m still implying cryptids are myths that don’t belong in our school science classes. I just wanted to correct the implication that I’m pro-ID or affiliated with the ID movement.
I was wrong.
I agree, boxbrown. I think the designer is “taking back” the phrase. Here’s the full context…
“Let sarcasm be your weapon in the great evolution vs. creationism debate! You don’t have to be an atheist to want to keep science in science class, and sporting one of these graphic tees sarcastically urging schools to teach other pseudosciences, myths and discredited theories is a fine way to show your pro-science stance. Darwin would be proud! Humorous geek friendly apparel intelligently designed by Jeremy Kalgreen.”
Coincidentally, I just stumbled upon that site yesterday too and love the shirts.
Good for him coming out to the Cryptozoology people!