jomac915 - 10/19/2005 10:11 PM
GermanStar - 10/19/2005 9:29 PM
jomac915 - 10/19/2005 6:20 PM
The argument is does intelligent design belong in our kids classrooms and to that I say "Yes". Science is about proposing a theory and then submitting it to scrutiny until it is proven otherwise. Those that argue against it proposes we focus on the "Evolutionary Theory" which in itself is just that a "Theory".
Scientific theories are supported by empirical evidence. If a "theory" lacks empirical evidence, it is a supposition rather than a theory. Do you have any empirical evidence to support ID? If not, it does not belong in the arena of science. Can you prove that a small green teapot isn't orbiting the sun just beyond the orbit of Saturn? Assuming that you can't, should that also be taught in science class?
Yet we teach our kids about the evolution theory. Curriculums in our public schools will swear that evidence is in the fossil records but even after hundreds of years of searching, no one has found that "missing link", which directly connects ape and man. And that is only one hole in evolution theory.
The truth of the matter is, we have two competing THEORIES here. Why are we so afraid of the theory of intelligent design being presented right next to the theory of evolution anyway? Are we afraid that kids will ask questions? Oh no! Maybe it will actually make them think instead of just accepting what their teachers tell them. What a tragedy. It might even promote discussion. We don't want that. Einstein, one of the greatest minds in history, accepts intelligent design as a possibility. Was he wrong? Stephen Hawking another one of our great minds also, cannot disprove that, "just maybe, there is a higher form of intelligence that is responsible for our Universe." These are the greatest minds of science and if you read their literature closely both mentions that neither one could have reached their pinnacle if it were not the belief of the possibility that some higher intelligence may just be responsible for the creation of our Universe.
Where is your proof that proves intelligent design is false. Start with the Big Bang theory and explain how the whole universe is expanding (already proven by the Hubble telescope), which suggests that it must have had an origin, which suggests it started from seemingly nothing.
Science is about exploring possibilities that's why people put forth THEORIES until it can be proven as a FACT. The THEORY of evolution is still not a FACT, no matter how many dinosaur bones you dig up. See, Einstein and I, who like to keep our minds open to all possibilities, don't discount any theories until we can prove that it's false. That Sir, is the foundation of Science.