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  •  I agree with you in sentiment but (5+ / 0-)

    we're talking about a science class here. Among scientists there really isn't another theory for evolution. Just because there is significant doubt among non-scientists doesn't mean this doubt must be acknowledged in the science classroom. Let's remember, the "science" of Intelligent Design only exists to cast doubt on Evolution. It is not a science with any properties of its own.

    "I think the earth is a living being. I keep waiting for it to rear up and scrape us all off its back." - Tom Waits

    by frankzappatista on Sun Apr 04, 2010 at 05:40:59 PM PDT

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    •  There is no "science" of inteligent design. (1+ / 0-)
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      the "science" of Intelligent Design only exists to cast doubt on Evolution.

      I'm not advocating calling it "science". It is no more than a "widely held belief". It's relevance is in the historical context of the theory of evolution and the struggle that Darwin had against the prevailing superstitions of his time. We talk about Darwin in science, so why not talk about the strong opposition that he faced and give it a name:

      Darwin discovered the process of evolution that revolutionized the way we understand heredity. Despite this monumental breakthrough he faced stiff opposition due to religious superstitions.

      Does it really hurt that much to hear the truth?

      "The government has got into the hands of the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy." -- Woodrow Wilson

      by DickMacgurn on Sun Apr 04, 2010 at 06:12:18 PM PDT

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