Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Debate Time - Intelligent Design v. Evolution.

What do you think? There is obviously a great deal of controversy that goes along with this debate, and both sides feel strongly about it.

Here's my view. As a Christian, I don't believe in Evolution, and I strongly believe that Science actually goes against the Evolution theory. I also, however, think that Church and State should be as seperate as possible. That being said, there is a huge difference between teaching both ideas as theories and forcing religion on someone. And there's also a big difference between "Intelligent Design" and Creationism. There is no God aspect in I.D., there is not literal 6 day creation week, there is no Christian aspect at all. The media makes it out as if public school kids are getting a Bible class instead of Science class, and that's ridiculous. They are, however, taught on a daily basis that Evolution is proven fact, which it isn't. It's a theory, one which cannot be proven. Intelligent Design, when allowed, is taught as a theory. I see nothing wrong with that, and think that Intelligent Design, Evolution, Creationism, and whatever else should all be taught in public schools as theories. There is no forceful religion about that, but keeping any mention of God completely out of the public spectrum is akin to Communism, which is wrong.

So . . . what do you think?