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Grandpa Grandpa 8 years
I would like to add the case for Intelligent Design is not the same as “creationism” of the Bible read by the three main monotheistic religions. I seriously doubt we will ever have a unified theory of how the current complex life forms actually evolved from single cell organisms that can explain all the variables.
Grandpa Grandpa 8 years
I have debated this before on Sugar. Evolution clearly explains all known facts from the Cambrian period forward. It fails however to explain the "Cambrian Explosion", and fails to answer how things like the eye, the ear, or the blood clotting mechanism "evolved". As long as there are unanswered questions that can not be explained by a theory, the theory can not reach the status of “law”
siguros siguros 8 years
leads to futility? I guess for some people but hasnt the Catholic Church recognized the theory of evolution? In class we were looking at the true definition of "theory," and its actually a pretty powerful word with a lot of meaning. So to say something is "just" a theory is kind of silly to me.
I-am-The-Dude I-am-The-Dude 8 years
"Gravity is also a scientific theory" Gravity is a law of nature. The law of gravity.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Pisssh screw you Jude and City Girl and your "Logic" :oy:. "Science does not have to be taught in conflict with faith or religion." Obviously we can alter science to fit religion. We always alter science to fit society, like when we found out the world wasn't flat...I mean it is flat.
PixiePup PixiePup 8 years
66%? Really?? I don't buy that unless they were polling at churches only.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Snowbunny-YES. Philosophy is an abused, misunderstood subject of study. And logic kicked my ass in school. (Which is another thing that sounds silly or easy until you actually look at the 40 line proofs made up of symbols you don't recognize.)
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
Hey I'm a philosopher, please keep creationism out of Philosophy classes too, we don't deal in bs. Take a mathematical logic class or two if you don't believe me! Torg said it perfectly, this is not a Coke or Pepsi issue! I mean, if you want a Pepsi, you don't go to your Ace Hardware store and get all angry when you find out they only sell tools, and that you need to go to the grocery store to get Pepsi. So go to church to get your creation myths, whether they be Christian, Hindu, whatever. Not teaching them in school is NOT preventing anyone from learning creationism, you have every right to learn and believe what you want. I am really trying to picture this debate going on in Germany, China and Japan right now. PM: "So how should we become a world power, through strengthening our economy and educating our workforce?" Advisor: No, let's teach some myths as facts instead. Ughhhh.
ceej ceej 8 years
Creationism is not a theory, it is a fiction. Religious stories should be kept to the confines of religious class or better yet church. The rise of fundamentalism world wide is alarming to say the least.
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
Creationism IS NOT science - the scientific method is very clearly defined (and btw, ID is also NOT science: absence of proof is NOT proof of absence). By all means teach it in religion or ethics class, but NOT in science class. Learning french or spanish is good, but you shouldn't be learning it in math class (even if math seems like a foreign language to you). I frankly find it embarrassing that as a nation we are having this discussion at all. And yes (full disclosure) I'm a geologist.... who believes that 6000 years ago God created the earth exactly how it is today: flat, and at the center of the solar system....
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
Ahahah it happened again! Creepy! :-D
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
Hahaha Jude, we're obviously in agreement as usual ;-) (I was working on my comment while you posted yours so I didn't see it!)
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
"I DO have a problem with religious ideology being taught under the guise of Science." Nicely put, and I agree wholeheartedly.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
Creation stories you mention = the Genesis stories to which I referred above. Fair enough, Dave, if you think they should all get equal representation. I guess the question I have to you, then, would be: do you believe that their place is in the SCIENCE classroom? I wouldn't have a problems if children were taught an elective World Religions/Philosophy class as long as the curriculum presented numerous belief systems in an equal and unbiased manner. I DO have a problem with religious ideology being taught under the guise of Science.
girlA girlA 8 years
Everyone does have the right to practice any religion, unDave and I certainly respect their choices, but I also would like the same consideration in return. Not everyone is religious and believes in it, and I hope people will respect those people too. There are so many other institutions that teach creationism that why take the public schools too?
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
"IMO, we should share ALL creation stories. I also think evolution should be taught, because it is the science behind the theory of creationism." Well, that makes all the difference to me, Dave. The big problem I have with the push for creationism being taught in public schools is that a great deal of the push seems to come from the religious right, which has, of course, a specifically Christian agenda. I still don't agree with creationism being taught as a science, however. I have no issue with students being exposed to the theory, but it seems to me to be much more of a humanities subject--it's religion and myth--than a science.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Creationism isn't just a Judeo-Christian teaching. There are creation stories in most (I'd say all, but there are some that I am not sure of) major religions. IMO, we should share ALL creation stories. I also think evolution should be taught, because it is the science behind the theory of creationism.
CYL CYL 8 years
The City just said everything I wanted to a much more eloquent way... Seperation of Church, State and Education people!
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
"It was created to give everyone the opportunity to practice whatever religion they wanted" I see what you mean, Dave, but the problem with that is that then, if creationism--which is a Christian theory--is taught as valid science in public schools funded by public money, then that makes it seem as if the government is specifically endorsing Christianity as more valid than the other religions whose creation myths aren't given equal classroom time and treatment. It becomes about the government endorsing one creed's beliefs over others, and that's when the separation of church and state becomes an issue.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
Teach both? While we're at it, why don't we also include the Genesis stories of Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, and other major religions who have worshippers represented here in the United States? The main justification of teaching both seems to be that kids deserve to choose which 'theories' make more sense to them. . . Well only presenting one religion's view on the matter sure doesn't sound like there's any possibility for choice or debate to me. If you want your kids to learn about Creationism as 'fact' (as opposed to within the confines of a World Religion/Philosophy class), send them to a Fundamental Christian school which you pay for yourself, end of story. In our nation, you do not teach religious doctrine in public domain. You do not take tax dollars possibly collected from Hindi, Muslim, Buddhist etc. families, and use them to promote a different religion's ideology! To me, that is completely unacceptable, and Un-American.
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