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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Intelligent Design?

So Bush is saying kids should be taught about "Intelligent Design". Well I could be a wise-ass about him saying anything regarding "Intelligence" heh but I will leave that to the obvious. I think it is a good move. Let people see the differences of opinion and they can form their own beliefs. That is a good thing!


  • If science teachers were to stop teaching science and start teaching poetry, would that be a good thing? Why ought they be asked (or allowed) to teach religion in science classes?

    By Blogger thsutton, at 1:47 AM  

  • For the same reason that you learn about the differing theories of why the dinosaurs became extinct in school. Evolution is a theory, Creationism is a theory. Just because a religion uses one of them as a basis of existence doesn't mean people shouldn't learn about that theory.

    I think it is more bullshit to NOT teach people a differing opinion because it doesn't go along with current scientific beliefs or popularity. Not that I am some creationist. Not presenting popular arguments to a scientific theory is crap. That is like getting a sample ballot and only having one side of the issues. Doesn't work.

    By Blogger spillburt, at 8:26 AM  

  • Why does the “right” think we need to teach creationism/intelligent design along with evolution in public schools but should only teach abstinence when it comes to sex ed – why does needing to “teach both sides” only come into play when they are trying to crowbar something into schools but not when it comes to teaching kids how not to get pregnant and drop out of school?

    By Blogger Sean, at 4:43 PM  

  • How does one “teach” Intelligent Design? Point out everything uncanny about the world and say, “See, doesn’t it seem like there’s some ‘intelligence’ behind that?” Evolution has fossils. What does Intelligent Design have for science students to study? Intelligent Design is an opinion, a faith, not a science.

    By Anonymous derek, at 7:02 PM  

  • Good point sean!

    How would they teach it? Good question, although I am sure they will come up with a curriculum, if they haven't already.

    By Blogger spillburt, at 8:20 AM  

  • Teaching creationism along with lots of other creation myths from various cultures and times around the world would be appropriate. But none of this is science, and shouldn't be taught in a science course. They have nothing more to do with scientific theories than does the easter bunny. Isn't it time as a species that we outgrow our childhood myths?

    By Blogger Rafael Espericueta, at 8:18 AM  

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