Jakkal (jakkal) wrote,

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Taken from: http://www.cnn.com/2005/EDUCATION/05/02/life.evolution.reut/index.html

TOPEKA, Kansas (Reuters) -- Evolution is going on trial in Kansas.

Eighty years after a famed courtroom battle in Tennessee pitted religious beliefs about the origins of life against the theories of British scientist Charles Darwin, Kansas is holding its own hearings on what school children should be taught about how life on Earth began.

These bible thumpers are the worst of the worst, and now they think they have some kind of control over what should and shouldn't be taught. If you want to teach creationism, do it in a theology class. That little fictional novel called the Bible does NOT belong in a science classroom as far as scientific evidence is concerned. You people are taking us back to the darkages.

"We're not against evolution," said Calvert. "But there is a lot of evidence that suggests that life is the product of intelligence. I think it is inappropriate for the state to prejudge the question whether we are the product of design or just an occurrence."

Forget for a moment that they're talking about God. Pretend they're talking about Aliens. See how absurb that becomes?

I'm not opposed to the concept that the Earth's life may have been created by intelligent design, I am willing to consider it a possibility. However, I have never seen a shread of evidence to support it, that could not easily be opposed by other circumstances. The logic is very fallacious, almost like a last ditch effort for Christians to try to rule science once more.

But the very heart of this whole 'war' against evolution that really bothers me:

Debates over evolution are currently being waged in more than a dozen states, including Texas where one bill would allowing for creationism to be taught alongside evolution.

Evolution is based on the scientific method of observation. Creationism is a religious belief. Not only is it a religious belief, it's -one- religions belief. If you teach creationism, you better damn well be prepared to teach all the other religion's explanations for why the Earth and life on it was created. In my Latin class, I had to learn the Roman/Greek version - And I was fine with that. It was part of a people's culture, it was history through mythology. It was NOT being brought accross as fact. Creationism should be treated the same way. I will not believe one man's word over another. I will believe one man's sound logic over another man's fallacious logic. The bible was written by man. Evolution was observed by logical deduction.

You do the math.

I have to wonder how these people would feel if some other religions/beliefs were being shoved down their kids throats. What about Buddhism? What about Shamanism? What about Satanism? God forbid Islam! They so wouldn't allow it. The hypocrisy is thick.

"If students ... do not understand the weaknesses of evolutionary theory as well as the strengths, a grave injustice is being done to them," Abrams said.

Yeah? Why are you singling out that one theory eh? Talk about a cop-out. And this people, is one of the guys running the school board of Kansas where this whole farce is taking place. Blind leading the blind? Uh huh.

If I were one of those kids in those schools, I'd be protesting for sure. Oh wait, I did.

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