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 Posted: Sat Oct 18th, 2008 01:53 am
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Anyone feel intelligent design should be taught in public schools?



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 Posted: Sat Oct 18th, 2008 03:32 am
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It could fit  into a  high school level literature class comparing the worlds religions. Though outside of America and possibly Canada, I do not know of any major Christian Sects that advocate intelligent design. Even the Pope advocates evolution. Does anyone know the position of the major Eastern Churches?

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 Posted: Sat Oct 18th, 2008 03:46 am
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As an alternative to evolution? No. In history class when going over how the religious right tried to push creationism into public schools? Yes.

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 Posted: Sun Oct 19th, 2008 03:24 am
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As a flawed ideology, I'm not sure whether it should be ridiculed or ignored.



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 Posted: Sun Oct 19th, 2008 04:11 am
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Kid_Naitch wrote: As a flawed ideology, I'm not sure whether it should be ridiculed or ignored.

I know nothing of the "Intelligent Design". Anyone got a link to the basics of it?

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 Posted: Sun Oct 19th, 2008 05:55 am
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khawk wrote: Kid_Naitch wrote: As a flawed ideology, I'm not sure whether it should be ridiculed or ignored.

I know nothing of the "Intelligent Design". Anyone got a link to the basics of it?

The concept of intelligent design at it's core is simply that the universe and everything in it is too complex to all be based entirely on luck and random events and things that are explainable by science.  I have no problem with this as I too believe that.  Should that be taught in school as fact?  Of course not, because there's no basis to the argument except that science can't explain a lot of things so we should assume that there's more to it.  Again, I don't disagree but there's nothing there to teach, it's not a substitute or even a complement to science, it's a theory with no proof.

Now compound that problem with the fact that Christian creationists have hijacked intelligent design and insist on teaching that it's the Christian God from the Bible who is responsible for everything.  It's absurd, now you're just teaching one particular religion to the exclusion of both science and all other religions.  

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