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Opening Arguments

Faith and science

"Creation science" is an oxymoron, and "intelligent design" is just a different way to try to get religion into science classsrooms. That's not to say that religion shouldn't be explored in schools, but mixing faith and science will benefit neither. It would be nice if we could follow this debate from afar, but that's not to be. Indiana legislators are being asked to require creation science in our classrooms.


Jon S
Wed, 09/28/2005 - 9:40am

The problem with Darwinists is that they don't really believe their own theory. If they did, they wouldn't mind Darwinism, creation science, intelligent design and Islam battling it out in a pure, natural selection kind of way.

Robert Enders
Wed, 09/28/2005 - 12:48pm

Jon, I am a Darwinist who really believes in Darwinism.

Creationism had its chance in the marketplace of ideas. The goverment sponsored "markets" of the early 20th century dedicated more shelf space to creationism than it did to evolution. The reason one is taught in public school and one isn't is because one is true and the other might be true.

Honestly, if creationism, Islam, or any other religious belief happens to be true, then it has a far greater advatage in the marketplace of ideas than being taught in public schools. It has God on its side. If you want your kids to learn it, then take the time to teach it to them.

By no means do I believe everything I learned in school. Skepticism must be taught early in a child. Tell them to put down on the test whatever the textbook or the teacher says, but that no book or goverment employee has a monopoly on the truth.

Jon S
Thu, 09/29/2005 - 5:41am

Which is why we homeschool. And also why we believe in the total separation of school and state.

Sun, 11/06/2005 - 1:05pm

You know, from my earliest childhood, this age old story of Creation vs Evolution, has been raging on like no bodies business. Humm, well my question is why haven't either side stated the ovious, Creation can not exsist with out evolution and vis versa. One has to only open up their mind and look at ther ovious, when a thought becomes a spoken word, then a action has been put into motion based on the thought, then the issue of evolution becomes the 3rd step in the process. THe formula is t+sw+a=e. Now how simple was that to consider? ...runjonah