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To: gondramB
"Likewise, I would hope that we agree in matters of science and science education policy should be determined by the scientific consensus. For quite some time a strong consensus among the people who study it, say the evidence points to the gradual development of man, not creation and that’s what the schools should teach."

There is simply not enough proof for Human Evolution in order to teach children in school that it is a fact. It is merely an educated guess at best. No one can legitimately exclude it as being part of religion because if it is true, it disproves the Bible and that is a very serious matter that involves religion. Hiding this does not make it go away. Human Evolution's teachings prove the Bible wrong and it is undeniable, and it's religious context is unavoidable.

It appears you believe science and religion are different and should be separated, but Human Evolution and religion cannot be separated. If it is chosen to be in science, then religion has been added to science. And, if religion has been added to science, then how can creationism be left out?

Human Evolution is "proof" that the Bible is inaccurate. Teaching it in science to children is the equivalent of telling them that the Bible is false. This is religion and science mixed together, yet creationists have no say. By adding Human Evolution to a science curriculum, the barrier of science and religion has already been breached. To add creationism to the curriculum as well will simply balance out the scales.
45 posted on 04/12/2009 7:52:39 PM PDT by Jaime2099 (Human Evolution and the God of the Bible are not compatible)
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To: Jaime2099

>>There is simply not enough proof for Human Evolution in order to teach children in school that it is a fact. It is merely an educated guess at best. No one can legitimately exclude it as being part of religion because if it is true, it disproves the Bible and that is a very serious matter that involves religion. Hiding this does not make it go away. Human Evolution’s teachings prove the Bible wrong and it is undeniable, and it’s religious context is unavoidable.<<

We know we disagree about whether evolution is the most likely explanation (since theories are never “proved” in science, unlike math).

The question I was addressing was whether we let the scientific community and the consensus therein determine how science is taught. I think science should determine science education.

Now when it comes to how to use science, I see an important role for ethics, and morals, which for me come from religion. But when we teach kids what the modern scientific theory on something is, we ought to tell them the truth.

And the truth is, whether one agrees or not, the scientific community is firmly convinced that men developed from simpler creatures.


49 posted on 04/12/2009 8:07:40 PM PDT by gondramB
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