Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Victory!

Excellent news for those of us who wish to uphold the separation of church and state! A federal judge has declared that teaching intelligent in science class is unconstitutional!

5 Comments:

Blogger defiant goddess said...

I have mixed feelings about that. I think part of the education process is being exposed to various ideas and then let the student decide which theories she wants to build on.

12/21/2005 9:43 AM  
Blogger jatue said...

hmm. i be thinking, in science class, teach science only.

12/21/2005 2:52 PM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

For me, the issues is that it's taught in science class in a public high school. It's fine in a philosophy class or an elective religions of the world class, but not science.

12/21/2005 2:59 PM  
Blogger Rusty said...

I'm not sure any ideas of how we came to be should be discussed in science class. Evolution is a theory, and so is creation, and so is intelligent design. None of them belong in philosophy or religions of the world, especially not intelligent design, because it's NOT a religion, nor is it based in any specific one. I don't think that just because it's outside of the realm of church/state that evolution should be taught as the only way, given that it's a theory. I'm not saying I don't believe in it for the most part (which I do), just that it shouldn't be taught as the ONLY way. I agree more with Goddess.

12/21/2005 4:35 PM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

Evolution isn't a theory though. I don't remember learning about evolving from monkeys in school, but I do remember learning about survival of the fittest. It's not a theory that those moths turned from white to gray during the Industial Revolution. It's also not a theory that we have a useless appendix because our ancestors needed it to help them to digest the sort of food that they ate back then. Even though ID isn't necessarily Christianity, it's still religious because it assumes that there is a higher power, regardless of whether it's God or other dieties. And in the case of Dover, comments were made by certain people that they wanted ID to be creationism in disguise.

12/22/2005 8:24 AM  

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