Friday, November 11, 2005

Peel off the stickers

For the last time: Evolution isn't a controversial theory, no matter how many stickers the Alabama Board of Education puts in science textbooks. You'll find no disagreement about the basic concept among serious members of the scientific community, and it's dishonest to suggest otherwise.

Furthermore, evolution says nothing about whether God exists or created the universe, and it poses no threat whatsoever to Christianity. Science education shouldn't be overhauled based on a faulty belief that science and religion are in conflict.

On the plus side, at least the state board didn't go the Kansas route and vote to teach "intelligent design" as science. And on a side note, it's funny how proponents of intelligent design present the idea as science, not as repackaged creationism, right up to the point where people vote to cut it from the curriculum. Then, suddenly, they claim God's wrath is at hand for the disbelievers.

2 Comments:

Blogger watchman said...

I think it's clear that plants and animals do evolve over time in response to their environment.

I'm still waiting on better evidence that shows apes evolved into humans.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

Out of curiosity, what kind of evidence would it take to convince you?

1:25 AM  

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