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Monday, May 02, 2005

Inherit Tornado Alley 

This is so freaking bogus
Irigonegaray's opponent will be attorney John Calvert, managing director of the Intelligent Design Network, a Kansas organization that argues the Earth was created through intentional design rather than random organism evolution.

The group is one of many that have been formed over the last several years to challenge the validity of evolutionary concepts and seek to open the schoolroom door to ideas that humans and other living creatures are too intricately designed to have come about randomly.

While many call themselves creationists, who believe that God was the ultimate designer of all life, they are stopping short of saying creationism should be taught in schools.

"We're not against evolution," said Calvert. "But there is a lot of evidence that suggests that life is the product of intelligence. I think it is inappropriate for the state to prejudge the question whether we are the product of design or just an occurrence."
Well, that sounds just fine, but what is the scientific theory on which you hang your philosophical hat? It's all well and good to say that there is evidence of intelligent design, but it simply doesn't hold up to SCIENTIFIC scrutiny. And it is SCIENCE CLASS that we are talking about here.

I could say that there is evidence that the sun revolves around the Earth. There is. The same sun appears to come up in the east every morning and to set in the west every night. Simple observational logic tells me that it is following a circular path that takes it in a daily orbit around the planet. But we all know that observation to be false. So to teach it as theory in school is to do a disservice to the students.

We know that evolution occurs. We KNOW it. We don't know all of the particulars of the ins-and-outs about how and why it occurs. That is why it is still considered a theory. However, there is no demonstrable evidence that the universe or any part of it is the product of intelligent design. PERIOD!

Kansas is becoming Oz, and I don't mean the HBO prison show.

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