December 17, 2006

Suffer the Little Children

Okay, Anonymous, here is a post for you to place your comments. A very simple, straightforward plan.

Let's keep science in the science class, and religion in church. Creation comes from religious literature, it is not science.

Evolution is scientific fact. Human evolution happens every time reproduction takes place, and it can be seen measured and seen. The part that is still theory is how humans (or any species) have evolved over thousands of years. Even the Catholic Church has submitted that evolution is true.

"Intelligent Design", another name for the biblical creation metaphor to make it sound academic and reasonable, is just a way for intolerant prejudiced religious groups to force their religious superstitions and beliefs on audiences outside of their religious group. This theory comes from theological literature, and not scientific investigation.

If I want to hear religious doctrine, I'll go to church. At a place of academic learning, lets base our teaching on facts and theories that use scientific processes and critical thinking. If science and biology classes choose to ignore evolution, then those students will have been put at a disadvantage to those who have been taught valid academic lessons.

What's next - Replacing math with prayer. Replacing physical training and healthy living with miracles. Lets all go back to the dark ages and give up academic learning in favor of religious dogma. I don't even think the extreme right-wing religious nationalists want that.

Why is this so hard to understand? Because people want to believe in superstition and fantasy, and not reality?

I can't understand why there is a problem here. Science and religion are two different worlds.

It is the open, still learning, moldable minds of children that suffer the most when forced to choose one over the other. Religion also damages the children in other ways that are not apparent until years after this mental abuse.

Blind faith is an ironic gift to return to a creator of human intelligence.

The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason. - Benjamin Franklin


Pam said...

WOW!!! Very eloquently put.

Can I plagiarize you sometime??

Anonymous said...

Science and religion are two different worlds indeed and should stay seperate. One has nothing to do with the other.

Mad scientists exist. Hitler had very good reasoning behind his experiences,right? Just this year one of my principals at school said that if it weren't for Hitler and his experiences on human beings, we would not be so advanced as we are today with DNA.. I thought I was actually going to have a major fit when she said such a thing!!!!!!

Science does not cure nor does it heal all. I don't agree on everything when it comes to reproduction and cloning.

Religion does not cure anything either. For some people it brings them comfort.. fine as long as they are not IMPOSING their views onto others.

So yeah.. absolutely different!

Have a great evening! XOXOXOXOX

BBC said...

Intelligent Design is being presented improperly by the Christian monkeys, Nick.

Intelligent Design is doctors and scientists improving on what nature creates. Improving evolution.