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To: Crackingham

If faith baised issues should not be taught in schools, then evolution (as it applies to the origin of man) should not be taught there either.

If one unsustainable theory can be taught there, then all unsustainable theories should be able to be taught there.


4 posted on 11/13/2005 3:54:20 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

"If faith baised issues should not be taught in schools, then evolution (as it applies to the origin of man) should not be taught there either."

He didn't say that faith based issues should not be taught in schools, he said they shouldn't be taught in a science classroom. Your use of the construction 'faith based issues' demonstrates why this is eminantly correct.


8 posted on 11/13/2005 4:00:17 PM PST by Canard
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Intelligent Design has an elegant answer to all problems posed to it: God did it!

What about gravity? God did it!

What about the moon? God did it!

See how easy that is?

10 posted on 11/13/2005 4:04:19 PM PST by dbb (godless atheist)
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To: DoughtyOne

I hate to break the news to you, but evolution has been sustained as a scientific theory for 146 years. That's longer than most current scientific theories of physics and chemistry have been sustained.

Intelligent design has been sustained as a scientific theory for a grand total of zero years. To be clear, that's zero followed by an infinite number of zeros.


22 posted on 11/13/2005 4:24:03 PM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: DoughtyOne

Evolution is not faith based. It is the basis for modern biology.

Creationism, on the other hand, involves the supernatural and requires a tremendous amount of faith on the ancient scriptures.


27 posted on 11/13/2005 4:26:41 PM PST by sagar
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To: DoughtyOne
If faith baised issues should not be taught in schools, then evolution (as it applies to the origin of man) should not be taught there either.

Evolution is not a "faith based issue" THEREFORE your conclusion is false.

42 posted on 11/13/2005 4:36:03 PM PST by LogicWings
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To: DoughtyOne
"If faith baised issues should not be taught in schools, then evolution (as it applies to the origin of man) should not be taught there either.

"If one unsustainable theory can be taught there, then all unsustainable theories should be able to be taught there.

To steal a demand from the creationist cadre: Prove that the theory of evolution is a faith based science. Prove that the ToE is unsustainable.

90 posted on 11/13/2005 5:07:16 PM PST by b_sharp (Please visit, read, and understand PatrickHenry's List-O-Links.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Great point. I hope for Senator Santorum's sake that he has his resume together. His secret plan to woo liberal voters by deliberately alienating his base might not pay off as well as he hopes.
153 posted on 11/13/2005 5:54:33 PM PST by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: DoughtyOne
I believe both should be mentioned.
Any analyst worth his salt will mention alternatives. We need to teach our children intellectual honesty. We believe in science, and we also know we cannot explain everthing in the universe with science. It is only honest to admit this.
283 posted on 11/13/2005 8:29:02 PM PST by ottersnot ( You can't spell Liberal without L, I, E.)
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To: DoughtyOne
U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum said Saturday that he doesn't believe that intelligent design belongs in the science classroom.

Yet atheistic evolution, which is a theory with an agenda if their ever was one, does belong in the classroom?!

290 posted on 11/13/2005 8:48:34 PM PST by Zack Nguyen
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To: DoughtyOne
If faith baised issues should not be taught in schools, then evolution (as it applies to the origin of man) should not be taught there either.

While I believe that Genesis explains the origins of Man's relationship to God, I don't believe that God intended that Man extrapolate Genesis into a literal scientific explanation of the universe. Members of other Christian denominations are welcome to disagree with me on this, but IMHO, their theories should be taught via homeschooling or in private parochial schools, just like we Catholics did. Please don't use the public school system to force your interpretation of the Bible on the rest of us.

436 posted on 11/14/2005 9:47:48 AM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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