Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Intelligent Design In Kansas Schools

"Risking the kind of nationwide ridicule it faced six years ago, the Kansas Board of Education approved new public-school science standards Tuesday that cast doubt on the theory of evolution."

That's the opening sentence from the story on MSNBC. It seems strange to me that the school board would be "ridiculed" for putting forth another theory on the beginnings of life. Maybe they should be praised for their open-mindedness. Are Darwinists that sure that theirs is the only possible explanation? Why is it that they are so threatened by even the possibilility of another theory being taught? Shouldn't students be able to investigate other ideas, or should they just throw their brains out the window and believe whatever is taught?

Is Intelligent Design the same as Creationism? In all honesty I don't see how the two can be separated. But I wouldn't say that Creationism is synonymous with Christianity, as critics claim. Would you be comfortable having your child taught Intelligent Design as the public schools will present it, keeping in mind that it probably wouldn't match your beliefs? Or are you content to have evolution taught in school and your own beliefs at home? Would teaching ID in public schools constitute congress "making a law respecting an establishment of religion"?

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7 Comments:

Blogger TE said...

Many scientists are jumping off the sinking ship of evolution. Intelligent design fits much better with the reality that people see all around them, while evolution requires an incredible amount of blind faith in the age of scientific enlightenment.

Evolution boast about many (so called) facts, but with no proof to back them up. While Intelligent Design has demonstrated thousands of undeniable scientific facts.

People have waited long enough on evolutionists to come up with some kind of evidence to prove their theory.

Evolutionists are on an old sinking ship that's out in the middle of the ocean and will never make it to port. To the evolutionists on that sinking ship, I salute you and I say to you, good bye and good riddens.

In contrast, Intelligent Design is a powerful ship which has come into port and delivered something real and it can be understood here and now.

TE

November 09, 2005 12:42 PM  
Blogger DErifter said...

So you're saying you DON'T support evolution then? TE, I thought for sure...

November 09, 2005 5:23 PM  
Blogger JLF said...

What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?

If you don't want your kids to be educated in a pagan manner, by pagans, with pagan presuppositions, take steps to educate them some other way.

Even America (believe it or not) is populated by sinner (not Christians) and is a pagan country (despite all the hopes it places in "evangelical" presidents). The state will never be able to care for the souls of our children. Can souls really be separated from minds?

November 10, 2005 10:05 AM  
Blogger DErifter said...

jlf81,

If I had kids in school right now, I think home-schooling would be the option I'd be looking at. But then money becomes an issue, with only one parent working. Or in the case of a single parent, that would effectively rule out home-schooling also. Private schools are expensive. So if you're left with public schools as your only option, what do you do? I'm less interested in seeing government's version of I.D. taught in schools than seeing evolution NOT taught. But I'm not gunna hold my breath on that one.

Thanks for your comment!

November 10, 2005 9:08 PM  
Blogger TE said...

(jlf81) Is that the name of a foreign fighter jet?

November 11, 2005 6:36 PM  
Blogger kerux said...

It's not a jet... but the guy sure writes like a Canadian... hmmm, maybe a jet-mouth? Is that harsh?
Only cause I know him!
Let's see - that had nothing to do with your post.
Sorry again, derifter!

November 11, 2005 8:55 PM  
Blogger JLF said...

te must be an American... always thinking about violence and war ;-)

I agree that it's tough, derifter. I have no idea what the best option is. As a newlywed with no kids yet born or on the way I haven't looked into it too much. What I do know is "Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it" (Prov 15.16). I also know how vulnerable all of our souls are, especially at such a formative age.

I am probably speaking outside of what I know, and definitely outside of what I've experienced, but I do think that for many people, the choice to homeschool is not an option because the family won't be able to enjoy the "lifestyle" it's grown accustomed to with only one income.

Maybe the problem sometimes is that parents need to learn to live on less for the sake of the souls of the children.

Tough issue though.

It's a little easier here in Canada where the government is to out-and-out liberal and pro-gay agenda... makes you REALLY want to stay away from public school. When you're dealing with single-parents especially, though, it's tough.

November 15, 2005 9:35 PM  

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