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To: Coyoteman

I’m a firm believer in evolution, but I didn’t get the impression you got from the article. There are holes in the theory of evolution, as there are holes in any theory. There are millions of people who believe that those holes can be explained best by something other than a lack of evidence. To say that their opinions must be disregarded, which the ACLU has done for years, is as wrong as it is to say that the Bible teaches the only possible history of life on earth and no other will be tolerated.

IMO, more power to him. Teach what we know and don’t gloss over what we don’t know. The kiddies aren’t stupid and they don’t need to be indoctrinated. They can make up their own minds.


12 posted on 07/13/2007 4:07:16 PM PDT by sig226 (Every time I hit spell check, the fishies got all messed up. 'Bye fishies . . .)
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To: sig226
I’m a firm believer in evolution, but I didn’t get the impression you got from the article. There are holes in the theory of evolution, as there are holes in any theory. There are millions of people who believe that those holes can be explained best by something other than a lack of evidence. To say that their opinions must be disregarded, which the ACLU has done for years, is as wrong as it is to say that the Bible teaches the only possible history of life on earth and no other will be tolerated.

IMO, more power to him. Teach what we know and don’t gloss over what we don’t know. The kiddies aren’t stupid and they don’t need to be indoctrinated. They can make up their own minds.

Nicely balanced and articulately stated. (Ergo, you'll earn the enmity of only half of the posters to this kind of thread.)

16 posted on 07/13/2007 5:02:09 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: sig226
I’m a firm believer in evolution, but I didn’t get the impression you got from the article. There are holes in the theory of evolution, as there are holes in any theory. There are millions of people who believe that those holes can be explained best by something other than a lack of evidence. To say that their opinions must be disregarded, which the ACLU has done for years, is as wrong as it is to say that the Bible teaches the only possible history of life on earth and no other will be tolerated.

But you must realize that the theory of evolution is a scientific theory. Any controversies, and there are many, are debated within a scientific context.

What ID, and creation "science" before it, seek to do is use belief, scripture and divine revelation as scientific evidence. They are not.

You say, "There are millions of people who believe that those holes can be explained best by something other than a lack of evidence." It doesn't matter what people believe about the theory of evolution. What matters is what the evidence says. And I have yet to see any science in creation "science" or in its younger cousin, ID. Rather, they are religious beliefs taking on the trappings of science in order to advance religious goals.

19 posted on 07/13/2007 5:52:55 PM PDT by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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To: sig226
There are holes in the theory of evolution,

Could you give one example please?

31 posted on 07/14/2007 1:45:30 PM PDT by shuckmaster (The only purpose of the news is to fill the space around the advertisements.)
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