Joined: Jan. 2006
Hey *I* read your comments Larry, and they're still mindless.
Yep we should teach the controversy about intelligent design creationism, that non-scientific theory in crisis. Let kids decide is my motto.
As far as the course content goes, let's start with the Wedge Document. Children should know that the Discovery Institute's two governing goals include:
1) To defeat scientific materialism and its destructive moral, cultural and political legacies.
2) To replace materialistic explanations with the theistic understanding that nature and human beings are created by God.
Let's help kids learn the dangers of replacing our scientific understanding with "theistic understandings" (Pat Robertson's comments on a variety of subjects will be used as an example of "theistic understandings").
Then let's add the "Teach The Controversy" campaign championed by the Discovery Institute. We'll follow up those lessons with an in-depth study of the Kitzmiller v. Dover ruling.
Then let's teach what "peer reviewed" means. Let's also teach kids what the "scientific method" is as well as devote some time to identifying what is a testable theory and what is not. What is science and what is pseudo-science (intelligent design, healing crystals, cancer curing magnets, palm reading, etc). We should cover what is natural and what is supernatural too.
Yep, we should be teaching about intelligent design creationism in public schools. You will not get an arguement from me on that one.
Uncommon Descent is a moral cesspool, a festering intellectual ghetto that intoxicates and degrades its inhabitants - Stephen Matheson