Friday, June 20, 2008

Intelligent Design relying on 'Intellectual Welfare'

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Ken Miller was on Science Friday last week to talk about creationism being taught in school. His point is well taken overall, and his claim that I.D. supporters using the court system to mandate the teaching of I.D.--along with a forced discussion of the "strengths and weaknesses" of evolution theory--is tantamount to intellectual welfare. click here to listen.

A good way of gratifying both sides of this argument might be to include some kind of history of religion and/or bible as literature class as free elective options in high schools.
Maybe a current events curriculum could look into the controversy over the issue, and could weigh the validity of each argument as well as hold open debate on the subject. But what do I know?

2 comments:

Rachel Branwen said...

I think that's an excellent idea, Spencer.

I was just stopping by because I just started a new yarn about Pirates (as a sequel to the Hermits blog) and noticed your comment.

Now that I'm back into my blog, I look forward to visiting yours more often. hope you're well!

Spencer Troxell said...

Rachel: Pirates and Hermits. Very cool. I'm well and I hope you're the same.

Jeremiah: I just want to let you know I'm not censoring you. Your response consisted only of a link, and I don't trust links from untested sources. I'd hate for someone to click on a link I published on my blog and suddenly find themselves bombarded with nasty internet mojo. If you'd like to participate in a discussion on the topic of I.D. being taught in science class, I'd be more than happy to publish your comments and respond to them.