A Sad Day for Religion
Kansas Board of Education Adopts Intelligent.
"The Kansas State Board of Education voted 6-4 to allow science students in public schools to hear materials critical of evolution in biology classes. The new curriculum mentions that theories of life arising from similar building-block molecules through purely random processes can be challenged by recent findings in the fossil record and by molecular biology. Not all were happy, however. 'This is a sad day. We're becoming a laughingstock of not only the nation, but of the world, and I hate that,' said board member Janet Waugh. The new standards will be used in statewide standardized testing; the students are still expected to know 'basic evolutionary principles.' As part of the decision, the Board of Education also went so far as to redefine science itself, saying that it is 'no longer limited to the search for natural explanations of phenomena.'"Now that Intelligent Design is a "scientific theory" Creationism is nothing more than a branch of theory under Intelligent Design, same as Flying Spaghetti Monster - just another branch under ID.
Theory means you put the concept under a microscope and examine contridictions, ambiguities, and mistakes.
I can see a teacher now justified saying in calss, "Children, creationism, a branch of ID, is nothing more than a theory. There are many holes in it. For example:
#1 Genesis 1 tells us that the first man and the first woman were made at the same time and after the animals. However, Genesis 2 states that the order of creation was as follows: man, then the animals and then woman.
#2 Genesis 1 sets forth six days of creation, but Genesis 2 speaks of the "day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens."
#3 Genesis 1 states that the fruit trees were created before man, but Genesis 2 indicates that the fruit trees were created after man."
Now children can be exposed younger to the errors in Gensis 1&2, two of the more if not the most contridictary Bible chapters.
I know how Christians argue that Genesis 1 is the creation of concept unversially and Genesis 2 is the creation of specific on earth.
But do you really expect little kids to note the difference? What ever taught first to the little kids is the concept they will accept. And you have just passed on the education into science teacher, whom let me assure you, will not all be christians. Good Job!
Intelligent Design might have won this round. But they don't know what they got themselves into - they have just made creationism a mere branch in a fallible theory as suppose to unquestionable divine guide.
You might have thought our founders seperated religion to protect science. But I see the seperation as a protection of religion from science.
You won the battle, but you might have just lost the war.