Friday, October 31, 2008

Intelligent Design

I was posed with this question on intelligent design by my friend Ashli. I found it quite interesting.

Here is what Ashli said:

Did you know that a U.S. District Court has ruled that a school board's policy to present intelligent design to 9th graders in a biology class violated the Establishment Clause? So, what do you think: Is presenting high school students with the intelligent design theory an establishment of religion?

Do you think it is? I don't believe it is because intelligent design is a theory that "certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection." (Wikipedia) So, basically, it is a loophole in the system to teach creation without preaching Christianity or religion in the school system. It simply says that something or someone created us...we didn't just fall from the sky or come from a monkey's baby momma. I think that if they are allowed to teach such crazy things as evolution and Darwinism, that they should at least be allowed to teach an alternative such as Creation. If they are NOT allowed to teach Creation, they should be prohibited from teaching Evolution as well.

What are your thoughts?

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