Skip to comments.A Revolution in Evolution Is Underway
Posted on 01/20/2005 12:54:58 PM PST by Jay777
ANN ARBOR, MI The small town of Dover, Pennsylvania today became the first school district in the nation to officially inform students of the theory of Intelligent Design, as an alternative to Darwins theory of Evolution. In what has been called a measured step, ninth grade biology students in the Dover Area School District were read a four-paragraph statement Tuesday morning explaining that Darwins theory is not a fact and continues to be tested. The statement continued, Intelligent Design is an explanation of the origin of life that differs from Darwins view. Since the late 1950s advances in biochemistry and microbiology, information that Darwin did not have in the 1850s, have revealed that the machine like complexity of living cells - the fundamental unit of life- possessing the ability to store, edit, and transmit and use information to regulate biological systems, suggests the theory of intelligent design as the best explanation for the origin of life and living cells.
Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm representing the school district against an ACLU lawsuit, commented, Biology students in this small town received perhaps the most balanced science education regarding Darwins theory of evolution than any other public school student in the nation. This is not a case of science versus religion, but science versus science, with credible scientists now determining that based upon scientific data, the theory of evolution cannot explain the complexity of living cells.
It is ironic that the ACLU after having worked so hard to prevent the suppression of Darwins theory in the Scopes trial, is now doing everything it can to suppress any effort to challenge it, continued Thompson.
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Psychotically enraged Darwinist-atheist-antiChristian response to follow.
There's a sign the author of the statement is an utter and complete moron.
If Evolution was an explanation of the origin of life, Darwin wouldn't have entitled his book "The Origin of Species"; he would have called it "The Origin of Life."
Evolution Ping! Ping your list.
Waiting for the science nazis to show up and tell us all we're pinheads for not buying into their myth.
"Psychotically enraged Darwinist-atheist-antiChristian response to follow.
Nah. But, since Darwin did not theorize regarding the origin of life, the statement seems a little off. Darwin wrote about the origin of species, but did not make any statements about how the first living creature appeared.
This is the most common error of those who dispute the Theory of Evolution. Once they get that part right, perhaps we can have a discussion.
They are missing the "link"
Oh Kurdt...you were SO PC.
On a side note, I was listening to a radio talk show here in NC. They were interviewing a consultant for the NC Dept of Education. The hosts were asking him if this could happen in NC. He said that the theory of design could be taught in NC if it were taught in the appropriate class (he didn't name what an appropriate class would be), but that it couldn't be taught in science since it wasn't science. The host gave him a pass on the statement unfortunately.
There are, actually, almost no threads or posts on FR attacking Evolution.
They're actually attacking Abiogenesis theories, by people who are under the mistaken impression that Evolution and Abiogenesis are the same thing.
Yeah, once people actually understand the definitions of words like "Evolution" and "Hypothesis" and "Theory" there can be an intelligent discussion here. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it.
I'm slightly bemused myself. The overwhelming evidence for evolution became entrenched science with no serious alternative during a time when just about all schools in America taught creationism. Now a vague, pointless disclaimer at 1 out of some 14,000 high schools constitutes a "revolution"? heh
"He did not make any statement about how the first living creatures appeared'
Then you need to tell that to a few hundred science teachers.
1st school in the nation?? Bulsh*t! For 200+ years schools routinely respected God and Country!
Hard to imagine these abilities completely apart from intelligence or design. With the Theory of Evolution, however, the imagination can run wild.
Intelligent Design = God! Finally, they're beginning to see the Light.
Catholic Ping - please freepmail me if you want on/off this list
Darwin never discussed the Origin of Life in a single published book or article in his life.
He briefly speculated on it in a personal letter once. That's it.
""He did not make any statement about how the first living creatures appeared'
Then you need to tell that to a few hundred science teachers."
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