Shoud Intelligent design be taught in schools?
Should Intelligent design be taught in schools?
We teach children theories about how the universe came into existence. These theories are allowed just as long as those cosmological models do not have an intelligence behind them. Why the bias? Has the universe always existed? I don't think the universe has always existed, nor has an endless cycle of universes existed. Human reason would question:how long "always" was, until this point in time. We would be forever waiting for now to arrive. If the universe had a beginning it is portrayed as an uncaused cause on a galactic scale, even a mind boggling universal scale. Einstein said " we have all been fooled " there is no matter, just energy. As he reasoned this, I can't help but consider the billions of other human beings with self-awareness pondering these same things. Very organized energy has awoke to self awareness and are taught that this is just a probability due to expanse of odds. I don't think so. I think it should be allowed that children be encouraged to think outside the secular "box", thought and opinions in today's school. God stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing .-Job This is accurate, The Bible also tells us that the stars are as the sand an innumerable. Scientists at the time believed there were 3000. Many top physicists today and in times past have marveled at the laws of the universe . Why do these laws exist? Why does the universe seem fine-tuned for existence ? Some have said that the universe looks as though it was expecting mankind. For over 40 years the piltdown hoax was taught in public schools, evidence at the monkey trials presented by Darrow was nothing more than a hoax. Recapitulation theory was taught in public schools for 150 years, a basically worthless discredited theory. Much of the debate is centered around a literal and often personal interpretation of Genesis. That God had created everything and every animal in 6 days. Lets take a look at that :And God said: Let the waters bring forth. And God said: Let the earth bring forth. Abiogenesis: The study of life from non-life Should Intelligent Design be offered in some form in Public Schools at least elective? 59% Yes 41% No 74 people have voted in this poll. Most of the original colleges in America were founded by organized religion, namely Christianity. As well as the one-room school houses that were originally Churches. More than likely your ancestors were taught how to read and write in these one room Church/schools. Later, this property was usually donated to public school systems. Where was the separation of Church and state then? Shouldn't public schools give this property back or at least acknowledge the debt that the citizens of the United States owe, for their very literacy? But the scientist is possessed by the sense of universal causation. The future, to him, is every whit as necessary and determined as the past. There is nothing divine about morality, it is a purely human affair. His religious feeling takes the form of a rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection. This feeling is the guiding principle of his life and work, in so far as he succeeds in keeping himself from the shackles of selfish desire. It is beyond question closely akin to that which has possessed the religious geniuses of all ages. ~albert einstein
In a effort to keep God out of the classroom, no matter what, even if its sacrifices the Truth,your child will never understand the Cosmological argument, the thoughts of Plato, Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas. They won't be able to fathom Leibniz and the best of all possible universe , never hear about Davies, an award winning physicist, and fine tuning , not to mention contributions by Newton. Some of these great minds must be wondering what would possess a parent to desire that their child remain stupid.
These geniuses from times past and present day must be bewildered by how citizens, teachers and officials would take what was meant to be something that keeps a government from controlling religion or religion from controlling government and made it an excuse to keep your children dumb. Schools keeping God or the concept out at any cost, has raised stupid parents, that think evolution is an actual cosmological model/argument to be pitted against someones personal version of Genesis. Blind and stupid, blind I can understand, stupid has no excuse.
" He who does not know what the world is does not know where he is, and he who does not know for what purpose the world exists, does not know who he is, nor what the world is.” -Marcus Aurelius