Thursday, May 05, 2005

Evolution: The Battle Continues

Kansas is in the middle of an "evolution in schools" debate again. This time, it's not blatant creationism that people are trying to have taught side by side with evolution in science classrooms. It's something called "intelligent design", called "creationism light" by opponents. The evolution vs creation debate is endless (and, to me, pointless, because I think God created a beatifully complex universe in which life could and did evolve, but apparently that's just me. I'd elaborate, but I'm going to delve into religion enough today, which, like talking about politics, can cause third degree burns). Teachers and scientists will not be happy if religion is brought into the science classroom, especially if it's dressed up as science. People who believe in God and think evolution disproves God's existence and therefore can't be true will not be happy until evolution is brought down. So I have a suggestion.

Teach intelligent design - the theory that hyperintelligent transdimensional beings came to this planet millions of years ago and planted the seeds for life, returning every once and a while to see how things were going and tweak them to their liking. Scientists should be utterly frustrated at the lack of scientific basis for this and the creationists should be sufficiently horrified at the theory's implications on the existence of God. Both sides will be equally unhappy and thus, from a system engineering perspective (as I learned at work), this solution must be the right one.

Did I offend everyone? My work here is done.


Blogger Christiana said...

I like it. It's like the statistician at archery practice.

He fires the first arrow and misses the target ten feet to the left. He fires the second arrow and misses ten feet to the right.

"Hooray!" he shouts. "I hit it!"

5/05/2005 8:02 PM  
Blogger mynym said...

"... at the theory's implications on the existence of God."

Dude, beings of light that have an infinite intelligence is very like God, "Let us created them in our own image." and all that, you know.

Why do you suppose that so many ancient mythologies reference beings of light from the sky, from Sanskrit to the Sumerian to the Semitic/Bible?

Anyway, here is a post about some indoctrination currently taking place in the schools.

5/05/2005 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, I really agree with what you stated as your personal belief. That makes the most sense to me, too. Oh, and by the way:
"Why, it's your Momma, Steve!! Get the axe!!"

5/05/2005 11:26 PM  
Blogger SpakKadi said...

Anonymous Jason, I believe Phoenix is that way.

5/05/2005 11:30 PM  

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