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El_Tino On July 24, 2019
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
#1New Post! Dec 20, 2005 @ 17:40:39
" "Intelligent design" cannot be mentioned in biology classes in a Pennsylvania public school district, a federal judge said Tuesday, ruling in one of the biggest courtroom clashes on evolution since the 1925 Scopes trial."


https://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/12/20/intelligent.design.ap/index.html


Discuss.
lethaldose77 On August 31, 2010




Natchitoches, Louisiana
#2New Post! Dec 20, 2005 @ 17:45:18
hip-hip hooray!!!!
That is the best news I have heard in a while. Let's leave science in the classroom and theology in church. That should work for everyone.
Thank you Pennsylvania, there is one less thing for me to be embarassed to be an American for.
reiko On March 27, 2006

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New York, New York
#3New Post! Dec 20, 2005 @ 17:45:18
I love how the courts in this country seem to run everything. What is the point in having school boards when courts can decide what should or should not be taught?
stumblinthrulife On April 16, 2008

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
#4New Post! Dec 20, 2005 @ 17:46:08
This is a good thing. Science is observation, study and "proof". Intelligent Design is a "theory" based on "well, it had to be something didn't it?". Keep it in Religious Education classes.

Ooooh, there's a thought. If ID is to be taught in Biology, then I want Evolution taught in RE. Oooh, I like that. I like that a lot.
lethaldose77 On August 31, 2010




Natchitoches, Louisiana
#5New Post! Dec 20, 2005 @ 17:46:48
@reiko Said
I love how the courts in this country seem to run everything. What is the point in having school boards when courts can decide what should or should not be taught?


I would say that I am grateful that the courts are there to keep my rights from being violated, but maybe that is just me.
reiko On March 27, 2006

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New York, New York
#6New Post! Dec 20, 2005 @ 17:47:53
@lethaldose77 Said
I would say that I am grateful that the courts are there to keep my rights from being violated, but maybe that is just me.


Too bad that's not what happens.
stumblinthrulife On April 16, 2008

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
#7New Post! Dec 20, 2005 @ 17:47:53
@reiko Said
I love how the courts in this country seem to run everything. What is the point in having school boards when courts can decide what should or should not be taught?


Because school boards have a less than impartial view? And while courts may not be perfect, the people have a greater chance of having their views fairly represented. If everyone had agreed that the school boards were properly overseeing their childrens education, then this wouldn't have to be decided by the courts.
papaumau On May 28, 2006




, United Kingdom
#8New Post! Dec 20, 2005 @ 17:50:17
Not living in America and not being tied down by any religion or religious belief I can look at this subject through unbiased eyes.

I can see how a school might like to discuss other options to the Darwin theory and I can see how it could be discussed openly from a "creation" point of view, but if these two theories are discussable then why not a third:

Why not discuss that we were seeded to this earth by some superaliens who then left us to grow undisturbed.

If the religious tack is not exclusive then the subject must be left open so that the kids of today can make their own minds up.

BTW...I am aware of the constitutional separation of religion and state in America, but I again see no reason why other theories of how the human race may have come about so long as one is not discussed with bias and the exclusion of all others.

Just my twopennyworth !
reiko On March 27, 2006

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New York, New York
#9New Post! Dec 20, 2005 @ 17:50:25
@stumblinthrulife Said
Because school boards have a less than impartial view? And while courts may not be perfect, the people have a greater chance of having their views fairly represented. If everyone had agreed that the school boards were properly overseeing their childrens education, then this wouldn't have to be decided by the courts.


Just because you don't agree with the decision of a school board does not mean their views are impartial. It is not the power of the court to make law in this country but they do it anyways. This is just one example.
stumblinthrulife On April 16, 2008

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
#10New Post! Dec 20, 2005 @ 17:51:00
Flying Spaghetti Monster all the way!
cinnamin On April 18, 2008




houston, Texas
#11New Post! Dec 20, 2005 @ 17:53:35
@lethaldose77 Said
hip-hip hooray!!!!
That is the best news I have heard in a while. Let's leave science in the classroom and theology in church. That should work for everyone.
Thank you Pennsylvania, there is one less thing for me to be embarassed to be an American for.


yep. I think it's crazy to incorporate something that has to do with faith and or imagination. If they have to teach it, they should do it right along with greek mythology.
reiko On March 27, 2006

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New York, New York
#12New Post! Dec 20, 2005 @ 17:55:22
They do teach greek mythology in school. lol
Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#13New Post! Dec 20, 2005 @ 17:56:37
@reiko Said
They do teach greek mythology in school. lol


but I bet they don't teach it in Biology class.
stumblinthrulife On April 16, 2008

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
#14New Post! Dec 20, 2005 @ 17:56:50
@reiko Said
@stumblinthrulife Said
Because school boards have a less than impartial view? And while courts may not be perfect, the people have a greater chance of having their views fairly represented. If everyone had agreed that the school boards were properly overseeing their childrens education, then this wouldn't have to be decided by the courts.


Just because you don't agree with the decision of a school board does not mean their views are impartial. It is not the power of the court to make law in this country but they do it anyways. This is just one example.


They were not making the law, they were interpreting it as it related to a dispute between the people and the school board. I believe this is actually the role of the court and of judges. Anyway, we are getting somewhat off topic. If we want to argue the relative merits of the US Judicial system I think it belongs in another thread.
stumblinthrulife On April 16, 2008

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
#15New Post! Dec 20, 2005 @ 17:57:07
@reiko Said
They do teach greek mythology in school. lol


Yes, but not as science.
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