Saturday, March 24, 2012

What's Wrong With Tennessee? Creationism In Schools Allowed

Pssst. . .creationists: Darwin didn't claim to know the origin of
the universe! Image from source.
Insanity. I don't care how fervently you believe that God created the universe, the idea doesn't belong in science class. As hard as they've tried to separate "creationism" from "intelligent design," there is no difference, other than taking the "Christianity" brand off of it. It's still taking the idea of an all-powerful magical being, and inserting it into science class. There isn't a scintilla of science in that. Not to mention that evolution makes no claim to the origins of the universe.

I know that I'll never convince a true believer that there is no God. But there is no denying that positing a "creator" into evolution or the big bang just makes the whole thing more complicated, not less. If you disbelieve the idea of the universe having always existed in one form or another, how is it so easy to believe that an omnipotent, invisible, intangible, omnipresent, omniscient, all-loving, vengeful, jealous God has always existed? You've just inserted a doozy of a claim into the story! And we won't even get into how this mega-creature, creator of the vastness of all that is, cares what we individual humans on this little speck called Earth, do with our private parts.


TN science bill protects teachers who allow debate over evolution

Senators voted 24-8 to pass a bill that says schoolteachers cannot be punished for "helping students to understand, analyze, critique and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories" taught in public schools. . .

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  1. I have no problem talking about Creationism along side with Evolution. I happen to believe in both. I believe a God created the earth but evolution still takes place. Why can't both be taught along side of each other?
    After all, kids are being hit with unproven ideas like global warming.

  2. Okay, Dan. Do you think that Creationism is SCIENCE? That it follows the scientific method? I have no problem with teach Creationism in comparative religion class, or in Bible Lit. But Science? No way. Religious beliefs cannot be taught, or you're opening us up to EVERY creationism story out there, from Christianity, to Buddhism, to Scientology to the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

    By the way, the overwhelming scientific consensus is that climate change (global warming) IS happening, and is at least partially man made. The nay sayers are almost uniformly connected to the petroleum industry, and are usually NOT climate scientists, but meteorologists and other assorted sciences.


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