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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

More creationism nonsense

What is with Minnetonka's schools? Apparently, they are discussing changes to, you guessed it, the biology curriculum. Once again, a creationist, Dave Eaton, wants schools to leave the door open to unscientific alternatives to evolution, because right now, teaching that evolution is basically the accepted theory that explains the diversity of species and how they adapt in response to changing environments is too "dogmatic." So tossing out crazy alternatives is supposed to be better?

I am wondering if Eaton and everybody else who is interested in dumbing down the science taught in schools is interested in challenging any other widely-accepted theories out there, like gravity or General Relativity? This wouldn't be a witch-hunt to try to score some political points, would it? Perish the thought.

And don't buy the bull from Eaton himself that he is not a creationist. He says that Intelligent Design is not creationism, because it is based on science. Okay, big guy, where's the science? Show me the science! I want just one honest creationist to show me the true science behind "Intelligent Design."


At 11:54 AM, December 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, you said it. Science is not a result. It's a process, with standards that can be tested.

If people want ID to be on school curricula, they should start agitating for a "Comparative Religion" elective course to be taught and stick ID in there along with theories of creation from other religions.

Sadly, the time for these kinds of "everybody wins" compromises that the eager-to-please liberal wing loves has passed. We can't reason with creationists or give any quarter to their demands to make our schools a bigger laughingstock than they already are worldwide.

At 4:21 PM, December 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked for Dave and he's a good man.

The need for applying logic to faith seems foolish. Let's each believe what we believe and not pick on each other.

Comparative religion yes. Scientific process yes.
One scientific answer to every issue no.

I'm sorry but all you "open minded" scientists have to let other people have their say without being indignant. Isn't being open minded what the process is about?

Can't we all just get along?


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