An oft debated political and social topic these days revolves around the teaching of Intelligent Design in public schools. Politically it is posed as a ‘compromise’ between the two cultural poles: Yes, evolution happened…Yes, God did it. But should it be taught in publics on par with the scientific understanding of evolution?
One angry dissenter:
I don’t care about what individuals believe, but when people twist their religion into something that not only abuses itself but also presents itself as scientific fact, I find that dangerous. Creationism should never pose as fact. Intelligent design, by definition, cannot pose as fact…
Pushing “Intelligent Design” into science classrooms degrades and defeats the purpose of science. And modern day science is based on cause-and-effect reasoning. Take away reason, and there is no science.
It is hard to disagree. To me it is just another link in the chain of culture battles, where different ‘sides’ debate issues that have little major practical importance.
Its strange how political issues gain prominence… not because of how it will affect the lives of citizens, but because many people are yelling loudly about it. Often Usually, people scream the loudest about issues that for all practical purposes are irrelevant in the public sphere. It’s all symbolism, and its sad.
What say you?