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Nov. 8 (Bloomberg) -- The Kansas State Board of Education approved a proposal to teach intelligent design along with evolution as a scientific explanation of how life began.
``They are undermining the education of their students,'' Carley said in a telephone interview. ``Intelligent design is a version of creationism and is clearly a religious doctrine and not a scientific principle, theory or even a hypothesis.''
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
If its not the rabid liberals trying to force and indoctrinate kids with their own dose of lefty brainwashing, its religous fascists trying to convert or force their own backwards beliefs down my kids throats.
Originally posted by LostSailor
Someone tell me what's wrong with teaching as many sides of an issue as possible in school? I thought thats what made a person intelligent. Knowing as much about an issue or debate as possible. Let the student decide what it is he believes in.
There is no proof that either the ID theory or the big bang theory is correct.
*my two cents*
Originally posted by kenshiro2012
The only issue that I have with this ruling is that it supports the teachers to ignore when a student asks a question, if the teacher feels that it is based off of the IDT. That is a problem that I see. The teachers base this on thier belief that IDT is 1) religion based, and 2) based on flawed science.
Issue # 1 I have absolutely no problem with. I agree with them on this point.
Issue#2 though I have a problem with. If IDT is based off of flawed scientific principals, why not inform the students why it is flawed at the same time, teach the students tha proper way to use scientific investigation techniques.
I do not beleive that IDT should be taught in the public schoolroom, but if / when a student asks a question, I beleive that it is the teacher's duty to either answer the question to the best of thier ability or at least direct the student to the proper resources to obtain their answers.