>>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.
posted on 04/12/2009 8:07:40 PM PDT
"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."
I understand completely. My point is that the scientific community has brought religion into the picture themselves, and if it is their desire to bring religion into science, then creationism must be present as an alternative. Human Evolution's presence in science is religious and has nothing to do with actual science at all.
"And the truth is, whether one agrees or not, the scientific community is firmly convinced that men developed from simpler creatures."
Their degrees in science give them no clout in matters of religion. Teaching physics, biology, and chemistry, are well within their expertise. Teaching Human Evolution is not in any way within their expertise. Many in the scientific community disagree with Human Evolution, some say so, others are too afraid, and rightfully so.
You see Human Evolution as a science and that is why you feel the way you feel. I see Human Evolution as a religion and that is why I feel the way I feel.
posted on 04/12/2009 8:45:22 PM PDT
(Human Evolution and the God of the Bible are not compatible)
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