Intelligent Design vs Darwinian Science

Now, as many of you know, there’s a debate going on as to whether the theories of Intelligent Design should be taught in science classes, along with the accepted therories of Darwinain Evolution and the Big Bang…

Now, the question is, where should the line be drawn, and should ID theries be included in Science classes…

Obviously the main protaganists in the USA are the Christians, who want the idea that the universe was created by God to be taught in Science lessons.

However the problem becomes, where should the line be drawn for creation theories…

How about as well as teaching the Chrisitian theory, we include the theory of the Great Green Arkleseizure, or the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster… obviously, these are at the sillier end of the spectrum, but the point is that there are more than just the Christian beliefs to be covered here… I expect it’s only a matter of time before the Church in the UK jumps on the bandwagon and starts pushing for Christian Creationist theories to be taught in Science lessons in the UK’s schools.

Now, in my mind, there are places to teach these theories, which are based on belief or fairth, and that isn’t the Biology lab – that’s the place for theories which can be investigated and/or proven by scientists by observation and practical experimentation.

Religious theories based on beleif and faith should be taught in schools, yes, and the beleifs of major religions (including Christian, Muslim, Hindu etc) should all be taught with equal emphasis. However this teaching should be in “Religious Studies” classes, not science. Maybe though, the line should be drawn at teaching the beliefs of the Pastafarians, or the beliefs of fictional creatures from the Hitchhikers Guide…

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