Thank you, Chris, for bringing this forum into being. Personally, I wouldn't mind if there were specific threads where criticisms of EC understandings, data, theories, etc. are discussed, as these discussions could be useful. I am thinking more as a scientist here that alternative theories have merit, in that, they can help us look critically at what we accept and provide other frameworks for data interpretation. I would want those discussions clearly labeled, as some days I just want support and practical information and not a headache-inducing challenge. In some forums I have been on, there were special password protected sub-forums with titles like "Philosophy Club" or "Religion & Politics" for those who really wanted to go at it ... and others could happily stay away. Or, I suppose, the moderators could switch those threads from the Homeschool Forum over to the Open Forum.