Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Why it's not "Just a Theory"

Let's take a quick break from the doom and gloom of the Old Testament prophets for a positive story about education.  Ricky Line, The Superintendent Of The Hart County Board Of Education in Kentucky wrote a letter to Kentucky Board of Education, telling them that he was taking a stand against the teaching of evolution because it was 'just a theory'.  His full letter and attachements can be found here.

Terry Holliday, from the Kentucky Board of Education sent him a reply that explains Science and Scientific Theory in very easy to understand language.  I think it's one of the best explanations I've seen.

The bottom line is that SCIENCE should be taught in SCIENCE classes and not religious belief.
If creationist/intelligent design proponents want their beliefs taught in public schools they will need to use the scientific method and present evidence.

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1 comment:

  1. Holliday's explanation of scientific theory is a keeper, as is the explanation that science is not a system of belief. Epistemology is a fascinating area of study ... and serves up good reference concepts when reading and discussing religion.