Intelligent Design does not equal Creationism. Fin.
Why can't these teachers at least point out the flaws of ID and then refer the students to the parents, their religious leaders, heck even the library to learn more on the subject
Originally posted by deesw
As of right now the city that I live in only teaches evolution in it's public schools. They also teach homosexuality as not only an alternate lifestyle, but a safe alternative to teenage pregnancy.
Can you actually back this up with something other than your own homophobia? I can't imagine 'how to become a homosexual' is part of a school ciriculum
Yeah, tell ya what riley, I'll mail you one of their health books just give me your address.
In regard to intelligent design.. science is about proven facts. Science class is about teaching kids those facts.. any possible existence of an intelligent designer has not been proven a fact [and never will be].. so it should not be taught.. otherwise it's called 'blind faith' which has no place near science.
Originally posted by kenshiro2012
As Nygdan stated, if our students were provided a solid education in the sciences, then such questions would not arise in the classroom, unfortunately, our children do not seem to be getting this basic level of education or else they would be able to answer the questions themselves.
Creationism as well as ID should not be taught in schools
Originally posted by deesw
Then neither should the UNPROVEN THEORY of EVOLUTION.
The real impact of President Bush weighing in on the national debate over how to teach the origins of life may be felt in the classroom, where much of the anti-evolutionary lobbying is done under the radar.
The White House entered one of the country's most politically charged red- and-blue battles last week when Bush was asked at a news conference about his views on evolution and intelligent design -- a critique that says Charles Darwin's natural selection theory doesn't explain some features of the natural world.
"I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought," Mr. Bush said. "You're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, the answer is yes."
"I felt like both sides ought to be properly taught," Bush said. "I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought."
Now, activists in dozens of states and school districts are pushing to require the teaching of what they call "intelligent design," which ascribes creation to a vaguely undefined cosmic force that sounds a great deal like the God of Genesis but usually isn't named as such.
Kansas' Board of Education is busy this summer rewriting the state's biology curriculum standards to accommodate the demands of intelligent-design advocates. Ohio took similar action last year. School districts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and elsewhere are requiring the teaching of what they call alternative theories of evolution, regardless of whether they have scientific validity.