#335…SCI., RELIG., etc.: “The Quote That Ended Messages on Starbucks Coffee Cups”


We’re not absolutely sure of this…

(But more on that later…)


The quote was from Jonathan Wells, cell & developmental biologist with PhDs from both Berkley and Yale.


The Way I See It #224

(on paper coffee cup circa 2006¹)


   Darwin’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…


[For more use the DOOR.]




  its baleful social consequences, Darwinism’s connection with eugenics, abortion and racism is a matter of historical record.  And the record is not pretty.

.–Dr. Jonathan Wells

 [Biologist and author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design.]


[Printed at bottom of cup:  This is the author’s opinion, not necessarily that of Starbucks. To read more or respond, go to www.starbucks.com/wayiseeit.²]


   [Icons of Evolution: Science or Myth and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design are available in paper or electronic versions. Teachers and those conversant with modern science will especially enjoy Icons.]


    What’s going on here?

   For a period of time “way back” Starbucks printed a series of “The Way I See It” messages on their paper cups (at least, it seems, 224 of them). As I remember they were very, very politically correct, so as not to discourage customers I would suspect. As a Starbucks Gold card member for many years, I would often smile, shake my head and enjoy my dark roast, which is why I came.

   Then came The Way I See It #224. Starbucks was actually open-minded enough to publish my hero, Jonathan Wells! Was I impressed! Then, not too long after that, I return to ‘Bucks and the messages have disappeared. How risky and how sad. A chance to think out of the box with a hot cup of joe. Of course in business we must not offend.

   But I am offended.

   Oh…don’t try to follow the website cited above to prove or disprove what I’ve said. It’s no longer available. You’ll have to take my word for it.

   But I still have my special paper cup–right beside me.


   ¹ Sorry, about my vagueness about the date. It’s the best I could do.

   ² This Starbucks link seems to be no longer available.


Author: John Knapp