Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Kansas Backs Intelligent Design

Here's a Washington Post article on the Kansas Board of Education's backing of new science standards that encourages criticism of the theory of evolution.

"If this issue can be resolved by voting these people out in the next elections, the standards will never get in place enough to make a court case worthwhile. They'll be lame ducks," said Jack Krebs, vice president of Kansas Citizens for Science.

If we want to keep these new standards in place, we'll need to protect those incumbants on the board. We don't want to see them booted out like last time.


At 9:11 PM, Blogger Ookami Snow said...

So is regulating science a good thing?

At 7:43 AM, Blogger Talon said...

If the schools are teaching unproven theories as fact (ie, "We are 100% certain that all organisms evolved from sea scum") then yes, schools should be encouraged to point out criticisms of the science. There is not a requirement that ID be taught alongside evolution, just that the students should walk away from the class with an understanding that there are alternate scientific views on the theory of origins.

At 5:41 PM, Anonymous shink said...

No one teaches 100% certainty in anything in science. Science is always open to new and better understandings of the world around us.


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