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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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  •  In basic high school biology, we learn about (3+ / 0-)
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    Lamarckian inheritance and how that theory has been proven wrong.

    We learn about the previous theories of the spontaneous generation of living organisms from rotting flesh, and how they were proven wrong.

    That's not about giving those theories "respect they don't deserve", but about illustrating to students what science is.

    The only thing to do with ID is to say "This is not a testable theory and here's why", using it as an opportunity for students to understand the difference between an actual theory and a story some guys made up that can't be tested.

    Wash. Judge Tells Cops To Return Man’s Marijuana Or Be Found In Contempt

    by JesseCW on Tue May 07, 2013 at 05:51:22 AM PDT

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    •  Highschool science (0+ / 0-)

      Intelligent Design doesn't even rise to the level of Lamarckism and has no place in science class at all.

      +++ The law is a weapon used to bludgeon us peasants into submission. It is not to be applied to the monied elite.

      by cybersaur on Tue May 07, 2013 at 08:12:26 AM PDT

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      •  That's precisely my point. (1+ / 0-)
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        The only reason to address it isn't to treat it as if it were science and try to disprove it, but to show why it's not science.

        That's something kids need to understand - science is about testable claims.

        Wash. Judge Tells Cops To Return Man’s Marijuana Or Be Found In Contempt

        by JesseCW on Tue May 07, 2013 at 03:10:32 PM PDT

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