Tuesday, December 20, 2005

The Truth of Creation, banned from schools


"Intelligent design" cannot be mentioned in biology classes in a Pennsylvania public school district, a federal judge said Tuesday, ruling in one of the biggest courtroom clashes on evolution since the 1925 Scopes trial.

Dover Area School Board members violated the Constitution when they ordered that its biology curriculum include the notion that life on Earth was produced by an unidentified intelligent cause...

The ruling will not likely be appealed by the slate of new board members, who in the November election ousted the group that installed intelligent design, the new board president said Tuesday.

The school board policy, adopted in October 2004, was believed to have been the first of its kind in the nation.

"The citizens of the Dover area were poorly served by the members of the Board who voted for the ID Policy," Jones wrote, calling the board's decision "breathtaking inanity."
"The students, parents, and teachers of the Dover Area School District deserved better than to be dragged into this legal maelstrom, with its resulting utter waste of monetary and personal resources," he wrote.


The board's attorneys had said members were seeking to improve science education by exposing students to alternatives to Charles Darwin's theory that evolution develops through natural selection. Intelligent-design proponents argue that the theory cannot fully explain the existence of complex life forms.


Read more about the case here.

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How sad it is that the truth has been outlawed from these schools. Children will now be forced to blindly accept evolution as truth. It is outrageous that Creationism can't even be taught as an alternative to evolution!

8 Comments:

  • Why don't you read a little bit of your major quote? Or even read the whole judgement? NOWHERE does anyone say that you can't teach ID ... you just can't teach it as science. It's not. Your comment clearly proves that ID to you, is founded in belief and faith. Nothing wrong with that - it just doesn't belong in a science class.

    Let's get religion as a subject to be taught in class, and ID would be a clear fit for that subject.

    By Blogger Bitman, at 3:33 PM  

  • Intelligent Design is a science. It is the creation of the world. And belief and faith shouldn't be limited to a church, it should be everywhere. Thanks MVB.. :-)

    By Blogger Kaitlin, at 4:10 PM  

  • You're absolutely right, Kaitlin.

    Bitman: " Your comment clearly proves that ID to you, is founded in belief and faith. Nothing wrong with that - it just doesn't belong in a science class."

    Ok, but evolution is ALSO founded on a belief, Darwin's belief. There is NO proof for evolution! It is a theory! But, if this theory, evolution, is being taught in school, than Intellegent Design has the right to be taught right along side of it.

    By Blogger MVB, at 5:50 PM  

  • A couple of key points here:

    1. ID is not a science. No matter how hard you pray, that won't change. There is proof for evolution, though. They are called fossils ("bones" to the simple minded).

    2. Faith should be limited and should NOT be everywhere. Faith is a personal thing and does not belong out in public. It's like sex. What people chose to do as consenting adults is fine, just don't do it in front of me (unless I have paid for it, then go ahead).

    3. Schools are mainly composed of children. Children don't have the ability to comprehend faith or spirituality. They can, however, understand fossils.

    MVB: Why do you care whether creationism is taught in schools or not? You were homeschooled.

    By Blogger Boxcar Hobo, at 2:55 PM  

  • I care because I don't want those public schoolers to be fed the lies of evolution! I went them to be, at least, able to hear the truth.

    Evolution is a faith. It is Darwin's faith. It is an atheist faith. Intellegent Design is faith too. If ID should not be taught, than evolution should not be taught either!

    Their are also fossil proofs of Intellegent Designs. There are NO fossils that can be proved to be several million years old! There are fossil planes that contain different animal species that evolution claims to have existed millions of years apart.

    By Blogger MVB, at 7:58 PM  

  • "Evolution is a faith. It is Darwin's faith. It is an atheist faith."

    Assumptions like that are what caused people like Galileo to be oppressed.

    By Blogger Clive Dangerously, at 3:20 PM  

  • Ok, and your point is?

    By Blogger MVB, at 9:31 PM  

  • Jumping back up a few posts, re: "It is an atheist faith"...

    Doesn't this actually hurt your argument? Let's just say that you are correct in that statement. If so, doesn't that imply that you believe ID is non-athiest and is therefore based on religion. That being the case, it can't be taught as a science.

    Also, out of curiosity, you seem to make the statement that ID is "the truth". How do you know this? I would never say that evolution is "the truth", I would only claim that it is the best scientific explanation of the origin of humans.

    I'd also like to get your take on one other are: Does ID specifically name your god as the designer? Is it open to other gods like Allah, Buddha, or Zues?

    By Blogger Boxcar Hobo, at 12:08 PM  

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