Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Preaching the good news of evolution

No longer satisfied with just using the schools to indoctrinate our children in the THEORY of evolution, scientists are now turning to the religious community for help. From the BBC,
US scientists have called on mainstream religious communities to help them fight policies that undermine the teaching of evolution. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) hit out at the "intelligent design" movement at its annual meeting in Missouri. Teaching the idea threatens scientific literacy among schoolchildren, it said.
So a competing idea to evolution threatens scientific literacy in school children? I thought diversity was a good thing. What it really threatens is the scientific community's monopoly and disdain for God in the science classroom. Said the AAAS Chariman Gilbert Omenn,
It's time to recognise that science and religion should never be pitted against each other. "They can and do co-exist in the context of most people's lives. Just not in science classrooms, lest we confuse our children."
Let's not confuse the poor dear children. God is the creator on Sunday but on Monday through Friday He's not. Yeah, that clears up the confusion real well.

Patricia at Pollywog Creek and Steve Walden at Dad's Corner chime in.

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