But evolution is a fact, so that's irrelevant. What if someone had a belief system that things fall to earth because fairies pull them down, and this belief were very important to them? SHould gravity not be taught because it might tear down someone's treasured belief system? The whole concept sounds crazy and just plain silly, but it is NO different from the ID v. evolution issue.Maybe you guys are not aware that the teaching of evolution completely breaks down the belief systems of many people. Beliefs systems that are valuable to them.
And maybe you guys are not aware that without the option to learn ID, these belief systems are bound to break down.
To some people learning facts is more important. But to others keeping tradition regardless of reason is more important.
Like I said, ID people have the right to live wth a fabricated worldview if it fuels their traditional lifestyles.
I think what matters is sensitivity to the fact that these fabricated belief systems mean everything to some people. To many people.
You may pass it as trivial as the spagetti monster or whatever but to them, it's anything but trivial. To be open-minded is to understand that.
The government may rule the schools, but the people ultimately rule the government.
So what you are saying is that facts are irrelevant, all that matters is majority rule? Fascinating way to view the world and run a country!