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Old 05-29-2002, 05:08 PM   #4

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Originally posted by *\Conan/*:
A step backwards you say. .?

How do you feel about this statement then.---> If you are going to teach about the Darwinistic view that organisms may look like they are designed but weren't, then you have to allow for the possibility that they were designed also.

Federal law has long barred Washington from controling state and local school instructional content-a prohibition that has guarded by GOP lawmakers through the years. With little intension, however, that outright prohibition was weakened by congress in 1994 when it barred the federal government only from controlling "specific" state or local instructional matters.
The education bill enacted earlier this year also suggested that Washington could excersise some general control over state and local curricula but not require the teaching of specific subjects.

While Ohio is now the main battleground, in recent years legislatures or school boards in such states as Pennsylvania, Georgia, Hawaii, New Mexico, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Kansas have also been wrestling also with this issue.
The entire scientific establishment today, accepts the theory of evolution as a truth, as far as we can say any scientific theory is the theory of evolution is true,
If we were to start saying that Darwinism might untrue, we would logically also have to start teaching that Water might not always boil when you heat it to 100 degrees.
Of course there are holes in it in certain places (but this does not preclude it being flawed), but as time marches on, hopefully we will eventfully fill them.

Originally posted by *\Conan/*:
Ulk, Sometimes I wonder why you are so strongly set in your mind that something greater could exist.? Intelligent-design theory apparently resonates with the public. A 2001 Zogby poll found that 71 % of those surveyed supported scientific evidence against evolution.[/QB]
Polls can say anything they want to, I suspect you could produce a poll to say the complete opposite, besides if that poll was taken in U.S.A, America is notorious for the extent to which Christian conservatives & fundamentalists hold influence and power in certain places, and commission these kind of things.
The problem is that people donít like that fact, they want it to be complete, they want to know that something is an absolute or definite. Thatís why some people turn to intelligent design, since it offers an absolute I.E that some magic force intervened and magically made us all like this.