Intelligent Design

by mrcookieface on December 29, 2005 · 9 comments

in Uncategorized

Theory vs. philosophy.


On Christmas day I called my born-again sister to wish her a happy holiday.  Naturally, the conversation turned towards the ID/evolution debate.  I strongly believe that intelligent design shouldn’t be taught in a science class and she disagreed.  Because I love her, I had to bite my tongue several times.

I wish I had James Q. Wilson of the Wall Street Journal at my disposal to explain the facts to her.

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  • killdozr

    stop teasing the American Taliban, cookieface.

    may a pox be upon thine house!

  • neb_nolan

    well i think if you disallow one theory you should disallow the other theory also ans let the parents tech the children what they want.

  • .alphamonkey.

    Your argument breaks down at the simple fact that evolution is a theory in the scientific sense, while ID is a theory in the Columbo sense.

  • Chief

    Oh no, not the parents. The last thing we need is to allow them to make the decisions. If only there was an expedited way to filter all idea’s though me…

  • killdozr

    fine – let all the ID believers leave public schools and be taught whatever the hell parents want them to learn in home school.

    most of them are pretty pissed that they can’t hold a group prayer at the beginning of class anyway, so that’s just another reason to move on and make their own curriculum.

    and once again, it looks like someone didn’t actually READ the article that was linked here, and just began spouting off how they WISH things were.

    the “theory” of evolution isn’t a guess.

    creationism is a guess.

    it all comes down to the fact that fundamentalists are too lazy to explore the finer points of evolution because they prefer the simple story that takes no discipline to practice.

    politically powered fundamentalism is the death of an open society. it is the death of knowledge and progression.

  • labrazio

    This whole debate is stupid. Why can’t they just leave things alone? When I was in school, I was taught the “Big Bang” theory and Darwin’s theory of evolution, which worked out just fine for me. Let them teach Intelligent Design at home or in Sunday school. What the hell is there really to “teach” about Intelligent Design, anyway? Here’s an idea…if you want your kid to be taught Intelligent Design, teach him your damn self or send him off to a Catholic school. ID is just not science, period.

  • labrazio

    …and what the hell happened to the comment option over at Razorfine?

  • Alan

    So you don’t think it’s a good idea to teach children that once god created the entire universe, he left two naked teenagers in charge of the place then is suprised when they start getting up to hanky panky? That wasn’t too intelligent was it?

  • Boss Robot

    How does ID explain Hitler? or deformaties? or…the platypus!?!?!?

    (Kidding about that last one, ode to Dogma. Heh)

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