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June 24, 2005

Pennsylvania considers adding Intelligent Design to curriculum

From the Christian Post:

The debate over evolution and intelligent design has opened up again in Pennsylvania, where legislators heard testimonies on Monday on whether or not public schools in the state should teach intelligent design.

New legislation has been proposed that would allow school boards to require science teachers to teach intelligent design alongside evolution. The state has already had a nationally publicized court case over this issue – last year, the Dover Area School District passed a policy requiring ninth grade biology teachers to read a statement on intelligent design before teaching evolution lessons. Eight families filed a federal lawsuit charging the school district with violation of the separation of church and state. The case will be heard later this year.

Yeah, it's a violation of the mythical “separation” amendment to say that Evolution might have problems, but it's not teaching religion to say that Evolution is a fact. Evolution is an extremely weak theory and it takes quite a bit of faith to belief it is fact. That makes it religion.

Intelligent design – the idea that the world is so complex, there must be an unspecified divine being behind its creation – is the most recent theory stirring up controversy in the continuing creation-evolution debate....

In Pennsylvania, experts on intelligent design and evolution testified before the House Subcommittee on Basic Education on Monday, bringing up many of the same arguments that were heard in Kansas.

Opponents claim that intelligent design is just another form of creationism, while supporters of the idea argue that it has no religious connections and simply acknowledges the existence of a higher being in the origin of life.

Why wouldn't Evolution, then, be considered just another form of the old, disproven “spontanious generation” teaching?

Others expressed concerns over how the state would be viewed by others if they allowed the teaching of intelligent design.

All of the other reindeer, used to laugh and called him names...

States like Kansas were ridiculed...

Ridiculed by who?!? A bunch of Atheist bigots who get furious whenever anyone questions their religion? Who cares what they think?

... when, in 1999, the Conservative-led school board removed most references to evolution from the science curriculum. Opponents to the bill worry that science-related groups- biotech companies, professors, researchers- will be dissuaded from working in the state if the legislation passes.

..and Chicken Little cried, “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” See what kind of nonsense foolish people will spout once they turn off their brains enough to swallow the lies of Evolution. Has any company ever said they wouldn't do business in a state if it allowed teachers to question the validity of Evolution? Nope, they haven't. But then these are the same doofuses who think we all descended from pond slime.

Posted by Danny Carlton at June 24, 2005 09:32 AM

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