Intelligent Design: Coming To A State Legislature Near You

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Religiously motivated strategies to oppose evolution in schools started out with efforts to ban the teaching of evolution. When that approach was struck down by the Supreme Court, Creationists took to arguing that 'Creation Science' was as scientifically legitimate as evolutionary biology, and therefore the two subjects should get equal space in the school curriculum. Full Story
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“Got Science?”

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#1 May 7, 2008
I confess the confusion is lost on me and the controversy is pointless but teaching all alternatives because biology cannot explain everything today is just plain bad science.

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Jacques

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#2 May 8, 2008
Cash wrote:
I confess the confusion is lost on me and the controversy is pointless but teaching all alternatives because biology cannot explain everything today is just plain bad science.
I hear you. This entire debate is a joke. If it happens (ID in schools) well, kiss America goodbye and say hello to the Chinese, taking charge of modern engineering. I wonder how many doctors, engineers, scientists will be brought forth by this system?

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Bohemian

Christchurch, New Zealand

#3 May 8, 2008
Hardly surprising that this is again an issue in America. It merely vindicates the opinion the rest of the word has of many Americans.

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Steve

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#4 May 8, 2008
Cash - Got Science?

"I confess the confusion is lost on me
and the controversy is pointless but
teaching all alternatives because
biology cannot explain everything today
is just plain bad science. "

BS - and more of same, and
Piled Higher and Deeper!!!

Wasting time teaching garbage is
bad for kids and bad for society.
Leria

District Heights, MD

#5 May 8, 2008
When are people going to realize that religions (all of them) are lies....... probably never, until we start telling people that they cannot indoctrinate their children with the lies of religion.

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Steve

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#6 May 8, 2008
Steve wrote:
Cash - Got Science?
"I confess the confusion is lost on me
and the controversy is pointless but
teaching all alternatives because
biology cannot explain everything today
is just plain bad science. "
BS - and more of same, and
Piled Higher and Deeper!!!
Wasting time teaching garbage is
bad for kids and bad for society.
I agree, the teaching of garbage like Creationism/ID is bad for kids and bad for society. No one can pile it higher or deeper.

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Zeke

Halifax, Canada

#7 May 8, 2008
Leria wrote:
... until we start telling people that they cannot indoctrinate their children with the lies of religion.
In the meantime we need to make sure they don't indoctrinate *other people's* children in the public schools.
ed crandall

United States

#9 May 8, 2008
I can tell "inteligent design" has been wasted on most of the comments that I've read here. A thinking peson Knows that nothing just happens, all things are the result of a former action.(Intelligence)

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Bud

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#10 May 8, 2008
ed crandall wrote:
I can tell "inteligent design" has been wasted on most of the comments that I've read here. A thinking peson Knows that nothing just happens, all things are the result of a former action.(Intelligence)
So let's see the evidence that supports your hypothesis, Crandall. Or how about an experiment to test it? No?

ID is not science.

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Steve

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#11 May 8, 2008
Bud wrote:
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So let's see the evidence that supports your hypothesis, Crandall. Or how about an experiment to test it? No?
ID is not science.
I'm all for that. I'd like to see the evidence that scientifially supports the so-called inteelligent design.
Cookie

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#12 May 8, 2008
I do not understand how anyone can think the earth is 6000 years old and man appeared out of the blue. Whether or not there is a higher being no one can ever know, you don't find out until you are dead, and then you can't tell anyone. ID is just junk. And the US is on the path to mediocre schools and dumber people.

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formally abducted

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#13 May 8, 2008
did'nt the taliban start out like this,and so,the jihad begins.

“"GUILTY"”

Since: Apr 08

Lemoore, CA

#14 May 8, 2008
That which the Government subsidizes, it can control.

Now we know why there is so much federal funding being thrown at schools... It is not supposed to be this way folks!
CURTYMACK

United States

#15 May 8, 2008
Creationism is a religious ideology. Lord only knows how many different religions and versions of creation exist. Consequently, creationism should be taught by religious instructors not public school teachers. No religion proves the existence of God. Likewise evolution theory does not disprove the existence of a God.

Teachers should emphasize that evolution is merely a theory that attempts to explain how life could have began and could have changed over time.
Plenty of scientist understand evolution theory yet still believe in a God. So if a parent fears their child learning of this theory, it speaks volumes about their religious instructors.
Tacky

United States

#16 May 8, 2008
"So let's see the evidence that supports your hypothesis, Crandall. Or how about an experiment to test it? No?"

This is the exact problem with either intelligent design or with evolution. The evidence is very questionable and there is no experiment to put the theory to the test. If evolution is as well documented as some believe, why are these supporters so opposed to any criticism of the theory? It is indeed a theory, not established fact.

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“make mine a double, please”

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#17 May 8, 2008
KTM wrote:
Just more idiocy brought to America by the republican moron camo-crowd.
that's just stupid.
Kirlak

Brooklyn, NY

#18 May 8, 2008
US Constitution still guarantees separation of Church and State. I believe in God, but I also strongly believe that all regular teaching in Schools must be separate from Sunday School teachings. Bringing religion into a regular School is ABSOLUTELY AGAINST EVERY FREEDOM established by the founding fathers back over 200 years ago. Any politician, even hinting about breaking this separation, must be kicked out of politics immediately.

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an american

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#19 May 8, 2008
What about this?... Life evolved from the big bang. That life became intelligent, because its nature was spiritual. That life observed evolution was happening all around and decided to find his own isolated place to be. That life found a little blue planet and decided to stay and observe the evolution.
an american

United States

#20 May 8, 2008
This way, everyone gets to be right.
R Bratton

United States

#21 May 8, 2008
It takes more faith to believe in evolution than in creation! Someone has asked for evidence of evolution. Well, it is obvious, man is evolving backwards and apart fromt the Bible, you cannot explain what is going on in the world today. God does not always payoff on Friday night, but He pays off! Payday is not far off!

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