Thursday, August 18, 2005

SPACE.com -- Intelligent Design and Evolution at the White House

Quote from Edna devour Director of Education and Public Outreach, SETI Institute "Teaching creationism is in violation of the separation of church and state, and has been ruled illegal by the US Supreme Court in several cases. It's unfortunate that the President apparently does not understand that science is not equivalent to a belief system but is description of how the natural world works. Creationism, including intelligent design, is a religious point of view, not science.
At a time when industrial, academic, and business leaders are calling for more American students to train in engineering, mathematics, science and technology, we need to teach science in science classrooms. Let's teach the scientific ideas that are supported by overwhelming evidence such as gravitation, relativity, quantum mechanics, and evolution. Creationist ideas/beliefs, such as intelligent design, don't belong in science classrooms. In our haste to leave no child behind, let's not leave science behind either.">SPACE.com -- Intelligent Design and Evolution at the White House: "Teaching creationism is in violation of the separation of church and state, and has been ruled illegal by the US Supreme Court in several cases. It's unfortunate that the President apparently does not understand that science is not equivalent to a belief system but is description of how the natural world works. Creationism, including intelligent design, is a religious point of view, not science.
At a time when industrial, academic, and business leaders are calling for more American students to train in engineering, mathematics, science and technology, we need to teach science in science classrooms. Let's teach the scientific ideas that are supported by overwhelming evidence such as gravitation, relativity, quantum mechanics, and evolution. Creationist ideas/beliefs, such as intelligent design, don't belong in science classrooms. In our haste to leave no child behind, let's not leave science behind either." What utter crap!!!!! I hate to say this, I am sure if anyone really does read this I will get burned for it, but here it is, my opinion on all of this. The President is the only one who has it right. The ideas of Intelligent Design (ID) should be taught in schools, maybe not in science class but the theory of ID is a valid concept that everyone, not just schools should think on. As for teaching it being a violation of the separation of church and state, I say so long as it is kept open, meaning no church, denomination, nor the doctrine of a specific religion is taught, the idea that their is a creator to all of this, should be taught to our children. That is my personal opinion. After all, I believe ID is the truth of our past, not some muddy soup mix we all crawled out of. Anyhow, read the article here: SPACE.com -- Intelligent Design and Evolution at the White House

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