Re: [xmca] Intelligent Design decision

From: Kevin Rocap (
Date: Wed Dec 21 2005 - 13:08:10 PST

Dear Deb,

I noticed your posting. My two cents here. ;-)

I'm imagining the issues was less one of teaching the scientific view
versus the view from religious belief as it was the issue of the
proponents wanting the religious belief to masquerade as a scientific
theory alongside of evolutionary theory. To teach children that both
are equally valid *scientific* theories, by teaching it in biology class.

You mention social science. And I guess I'd agree that I'd consider
there to be more a case, if they were arguing that in social studies
they'd want to have their kids exposed to the religious creation
viewpoint and to let their kids know that some folks reject the
scientific theoretical approach in favor of these beliefs based on
biblical revelation.

That's a horse of a different color, though, I'm thinking.

In Peace,
K. wrote:
> Hi Peg,
> I would love to discuss this further - I confess to a limited understanding
> of the legal issues to date, but having raised my children in international
> schools where these topics were openly and widely discussed, I can't help but
> feel that Americans are sterilising our learning environments to the
> detriment of our children and our communities. Please keep me in the loop.
> Deb
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