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Evolution returns

"Teaching creationism/ID in conjunction with evolution is a compromise and should make everybody happy."

Just to be sure everyone knows this: it is now (and has been for the past 25 years) illegal in all 50 states to teach creationism in the public school system. Just like it's illegal (and has been for 45 years) to ban the teaching of evolution in any public school system.

June 19, 2012 at 5:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Evolution returns

It's a shame that the religious opponents of the teaching biological evolution have to resort to lying about the subject to win support. There is no scientific evidence, at all, against the theory of evolution. None. Those that claim otherwise are either purposely deceived or purposely deceiving others.

And it's a shame to see atheist supporters of the teaching of biological evolution misrepresenting it. Evolutionary science is not a scientific theory showing there is no God. Those that claim otherwise are either purposely deceived or purposely deceiving others.

Evolutionary theory is no different than germ theory. If people want to believe they see God's hand (or Satan's) in leprosy, polio, AIDS or rabies, that's their prerogative. But it is not their prerogative to deceive others into believing there is an active scientific debate over what causes these diseases. It is not their prerogative to promote a "God dunnit" theory of disease in a public school science class. These school board members' notions about evolution have no more scientific merit than do astrology or divination. These two members are manifestly unqualified to hold their positions.

June 19, 2012 at 4:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )