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View Diary: Let's Teach the Controversy of Evolution vs Intelligent Design **Updated with Poll question** (365 comments)

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  •  Not legal, moral or sensible! (4+ / 0-)

    In my entire (much too long) experience I've known only ONE person certified to teach both religion and science.

    It's not a matter of what you can teach, but who can teach it. It isn't just "falling off a log" but a teacher must have a certificate.

    Creationism is religion. Evolution is science. They are two different ways of knowing the world, and require completely different prepatations. You don't ask your local mechanic to fix your teeth.

    It is not only unwise to ask a science teacher to discuss religion, it's illegal.

    •  yes but (0+ / 0-)

      ID proponents argue that ID is scientific.  I'm simply suggesting that we treat it as such and tear it apart.

       

      •  Read and understand (2+ / 0-)
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        JerryNA, Tim DeLaney

        Read Ken Miller's great little book "Finding Darwin's God." It provides the most intelligent analysis of how they think (or more properly, don't think) I've ever read. These folks cannot be argued from their positions by logic as you might be, because they simply cannot imagine a world where things are decided by chance or some barely-understandable law of physics. They NEED the absolutism of the Bible (or any other religious dogma) to move them out of bed in the morning and from point a to point b.

        Trust me. I've been doing this professionally for many decades, on the highest level. You cannot argue a creationist away from creationism. Sometimes they mature emotionally for other reasons, but no argument works because the entire idea is illogical.

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