The Politics of Creationism and Evolution

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Should evolution and creationism be given equal time and attention in public education?

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No
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Total votes: 3

Skepti Que
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The Politics of Creationism and Evolution

Post by Skepti Que » Thu Dec 16, 2004 1:39 am

Here are some interesting links that are current news as of the day of this posting. I think they all work. School districts wanting to include the concept of intelligent design in their curricula are having a fight on their hands. The state of Kansas which decided not to test on concepts of evolution in state acheivement tests is rethinking it.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... AC17R1.DTL

http://www.ljworld.com/section/statereg ... ory/190406

http://ydr.com/story/doverbiology/52593/

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Post by Jukia » Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:44 am

Creationism is not science. Creationists blithely ignore the evidence and fall back on Genesis. They ignore the scientific method, hang their hats on anecdotal studies and reports and in general try to use school boards to advance their religious agenda.
Wanna teach creationism, teach it in a comparative religion class but I think you should include various religions beliefs in creationism, not just the fundamentalist Christian one.

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Post by Jukia » Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:48 am

And why is this a "political" issue? Seems to me that it should be a pedagogical issue dealt with in the science curriculum.

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Post by Guest » Thu Dec 16, 2004 7:11 pm

Jukia,

I am not making a judgment on the appropriateness of politicizing the issue. I merely pointed out that it in fact is a politcal issue.

SQ

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