Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Once again Darwin is getting slapped around in the American judicial and educational systems. A Pennsylvania court is currently hearing a case about whether or not intelligent design should be taught along side evolution in high school science classes. There answer is really simple so pay attention, no.

You want to know why don’t you? Well again it’s fairly simple really. You see intelligent design is not science. Intelligent design is a philosophical argument for the existence of God or some other higher power. Though the use of the term intelligent design is relatively new, this concept has been around for centuries. It used to be called the teleological argument. Please feel free to click on the links to learn more.

The argument goes nature is so complex that there simply must be a creator behind it. This is not science, because there is no proof. You cannot prove the existence of a creator you can only speculate or assume it. If you cannot prove something then you at best you have an idea or a notion, but not anything vaguely resembling science. So please leave intelligent design out of science class. Leave it for philosophy and religion class where is belongs.

If this little blog entry seems a bit angry, it's because it is. We need to leave our schools alone. Lets let the educators educate them and let them produce literate young adults with strong critical thinking skills and we will be a better a country for it. The schools focus on the classics such as literature, science, mathematics and history and let us leave the politics and other such nonsense far far away from the children.

Is that too much to ask?


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