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Childish uproar

January 13, 2006

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To the editor:

Watching both sides in the uproar over teaching intelligent design in public schools is like watching siblings arguing over their toys. Trying to understand this situation leads one to conclude each side has so much personally invested, including reputations, they refuse to be open to each other. Ridicule and personal attacks contained in the literature and public behavior should make both sides blush. Evolutionists seeking to protect turf hide behind separation of church and state. Most physicists scoffed when Einstein proposed his relativity theory which represented a dramatic change in science.

Both sides should open their paradigms to joint cooperation and see where it leads us. We accept science teaching creation of the universe via a big bang, yet science has no answers why this energy was suddenly created and exploded when nothing existed prior. Science explains gravity's effects yet cannot answer "What is gravity?" We use science to explain our universe yet we cannot explain why such a thing as science exists. Why is there order and unity in a supposedly random universe? Science explains some of what happens but can never explain everything nor why. In the opinion of biologist Edwin Chargaff, all real scientists are driven by the mysterious intuition that something immense and unknowable dwells in the material world.

It would be funny to watch the battle over separation of church and state if we discover a female creator. One thing is for sure; in the end we will all know the truth.

David Reynolds,

Lawrence

Comments

ryanjasondesch 9 years, 3 months ago

Someone send David a care package. Include a science book. He may not have read one for a while.

boltzmann 9 years, 3 months ago

"But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. "

-Carl Sagan

yourworstnightmare 9 years, 3 months ago

"Evolutionists seeking to protect turf hide behind separation of church and state."

Wrong. Scientists defend theories which are backed up by objective facts and empirical observations and experimentation.

ID creationists make arguments using unrealistic dogma that ignore facts, empiricism, and reality.

tolawdjk 9 years, 3 months ago

I don't have time to deal with ID. I'm too busy writing a proposal to get funding for Hogwarts Magnet School of Science and the Supernatural. That and finding a Care of Magical Creatures teacher.

There isn't any point in arguing what is "science" anymore, so I'm just going to ride the idiot train with the rest of the FUNdies.

Ember 9 years, 3 months ago

Are we back on this AGAIN?

Is there anything left of this horse to beat?

I.D., or whatever catch name they come up with for it next, will continue to hang around like left overs until humanity moves past this inane need for there to be something after death.

We don't need some supernatural parental figure looming over us and shaking a finger at us. Has anyone seen direct evidence of God since the first half the Bible? Any burning bushes or disembodied flaming hands writing on walls? I haven't.

Get a grip and just accept the fact that we are here, we die, and we rot away in the earth, unless we're cremated. Why is that so horrendous to accept?

And people wonder why I prefer the company of animal to humans for the most part. Animals are smarter most of the time.

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