Dragon -V- (dragonvpm) wrote,
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A theory is not a wild ass guess....

Just when I start to think there's hope for this country, some idiots in my state start doing this:

Returning creationism to classes is debated

Shockingly for once I'm not just annoyed at the random morons that get interviewed by the news media, I'm also kind of pissed off at the media since they keep leaving out a key fact in this whole "debate." A scientific theory is a WELL substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world. It's is NOT an opinion or a hunch. (see what The American Academy of Sciences has to say about it).

You can't compare creationism or intelligent design to the scientific theory of evolution because there is no genuine scientific evidence to support them. That's not to say that God didn't (or did) have a hand in getting us from point A to point B, just that without any meaningful evidence you can't include it in SCIENCE class.

That would be like bringing God into history class and saying that he was testing George Washington and the American Troops during their winter at Valley Forge and that once they proved that their faith was true he helped them go on to win the American Revolution. That may or may not be the case but we don't and we can't know that so all we can do is discuss actual facts. If people really wanted to honor their God or their creator they'd do their best to understand the world as it exists, not the world as they would like to think it does.

Hell, I'd even go so far as to point out that real scientists are a lot more humble than your average "true believer" because they're willing to admit that they could be wrong. The very act of calling it a theory and not a law or a fact alludes to that. That's the funny thing. We all know that most creationists or ID people will cling to their "theory" regardless of what scientific experiments show or try to prove. Even if we could somehow "prove" that God didn't exist scientifically, they're probably insist that it was just a theory and that they preferred their theory better.

That's not a theory, that's faith and a heavy dose of obstinance and you're welcome to it just keep it out of science class (and public school in general).

I'm getting fed-up with random people insisting that we bring THEIR religion into classrooms. How many of those people like Ms. Lee would want teachers to talk to their kids about ALL the different creationist theories out there? Better yet, why not bring in everyone's theories on everything? Do they want teachers teaching Islamic theories? Buddhist theories? How about teaching atheist theories? How would they like it if teachers went out of their way to explain why some people DON'T believe in God?

Religion should be left out of the classrooms entirely and people should teach THEIR children about their religion of choice and leave everyone else's kids alone to learn whatever their parents choose to teach (or not teach) them about faith/God/religion.
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