Friday, June 10, 2005

News Updates

Here's two stories for you blog fans.

This is pretty funny. To be completely honest I have no problems with people who believe creationism or with people learning about it. I don't, however, think anyone should teach children creationism as science. As a matter of definition scientific theories do not require faith. Since creationism requires belief in a creator it requires faith and is not science. Sorry guys...

This is also funny. I just want to know what you do with a cow after you arrest it. Do they have cow prisons?



Blogger FrankWit said...

Sometimes I just want to pull my hair out...

6/10/2005 12:41 PM  
Blogger JB said...

I wrote about this same story in my April archives. The post is called "Competition."

I'm so angry about teaching religious beliefs in the science classroom--it makes no sense! Would those who are religious appreciate it if scientists went around demanding that they be allowed to teach Darwin's theory of evolution in Sunday school?

I think not.

Science and religion should not mix in the classroom.

6/11/2005 10:24 AM  
Blogger James Tessier said...

I think Theology should be taught in public schools. It shouldn't be taught in the example presented, but it should be taught as a course that looks at religion as a whole and in a non-bias analysis of what the basics of each popular religion are. As a Nation I believe we have shot ourselves in the foot already with avoiding at least "Religious Awareness" in our public school systems. Does the average American have any clue about the basics of Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, or Buddhism from any kind of formal education? Or even a non-biased education to Judaism and Christianity? With Islam alone we are hurting. The reason we are in the mess we are in now is because of "a lack of vision", as per the 9/11 National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States. I think it was because of a cultural ignorance to other faiths besides the Judeo-Christian tradition. We chose to ignore Islamic fundamentalism and the rise of the Taliban until their views on life and beyond violently collided with our own. We as a culture and our leadership had no clue what motivated them or even the history that they base their beliefs on. Going back to the original posting, this teacher was wrong and he needs to conform to the law. Evidence based theory and law should be taught in Science class. Non-evidence based theory should be taught in Philosophy. Non-biased religion should be taught in a Theology class in public schools and universities and biased religion should be taught in Sunday school or at Temple. Rant over, thank you very much, bye bye now.

6/11/2005 9:12 PM  

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