Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Kansas is at it again

What is it with people who live in Kansas? Why can they not believe in evolution? What is so scary about the theory of evolution? And, don't fire back at me that it is just a theory--so is relativity (proven every day you use your cell phone or credit card in a gas station card swiper) and gravity (and I'm pretty sure you all believe that!).

Whether you believe in God or not, there is room for evolution if you don't interpret the Bible literally. If you do believe that the Bible is an exact record and that the Earth is only a few thousand years old, I can't help you fit evolution into your belief system. However, I'm sure that not all of the politicians who voted to include intelligent design in the Kansas school system curriculum believe that the Bible is the exact record of history.

The scientist part of me is so disgusted at all of this.

1 comment:

Trixie said...

Laugh Laugh Laugh....I love to see you all lathered up!

Either way shouldn't we be teaching students to devise theories and to test them? Oh yes - the scientific method!

Shouldn't we be teaching our children that if something looks like an egg, smells like an egg, and cracks like an egg - then they have a fairly high statistical chance of it being AN EGG ?

Shouldn't we be telling our children that even though we feel fairly strong about it being AN EGG that some later scientist may be able to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that we were RIGHT but with new evidence?

Or that the same scientist may prove that we were close but not 100% on the mark?

Or even totally off base?

The beauty of science is in the pondering of the unknown, in the thoughtful guesswork to build a hypothesis, in the quest to prove your hypothesis which comes from many learned persons working together to solve these mysteries, and ultimately in the fact that some mysteries cannot be solved in our lifetime but that our work towards this goal will benefit future generations of seekers.

Science is a journey not a destination.

I am open for statements on intelligent design even though I believe in evolution. If for no other reason than to challenge children to prove or disprove either one of these theories.

One more thing, just for the record, believing that the Bible is an unbias, 100% accurate representation of mankind's time on earth and how the universe was created is hogwash.