Wednesday, August 03, 2005

President Bush on Teaching Intelligent Design

An Associated Press article from yesterday (hat tip to Lynn Vincent at World Magazine Blog) reports: . . .

President Bush said Monday he believes schools should discuss "intelligent design" alongside evolution when teaching students about the creation of life.

During a round-table interview with reporters from five Texas newspapers, Bush declined to go into detail on his personal views of the origin of life. But he said students should learn about both theories, Knight Ridder Newspapers reported.

"I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought," Bush said. "You're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, the answer is yes."


At Wednesday, August 03, 2005 6:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It is hard to resist the impression that the present structure of the universe, apparently so sensitive to minor alterations in numbers, has been rather carefully thought out. . . The seemingly miraculous concurrence of these numerical values must remain the most compelling evidence for cosmic design."
Physicist Paul Davies

"Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe which was created out of nothing, one with the very delicate balance needed to provide exactly the conditions required to permit life, and one which has an underlying (one might say "supernatural") plan."
Nobel laureate Arno Penzias

". . . we must concede that there are presently no detailed Darwinian accounts of the evolution of any biochemical system, only a variety of wishful speculations."
Biochemist Franklin Harold

"Human DNA contains more organized information than the Encyclopedia Britannica. If the full text of the encyclopedia were to arrive from outer space, most people would regard this as proof of the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence. But when seen in nature, it is explained as the workings of random forces."
George Sim Johnson - author of "Did Darwin Get It Right"

"Scientist who utterly reject evolution may be one of our fastest growing controversial minorities. . . Many of the scientist supporting this position hold impressive credentials in science."
Larry Hatfield in "Science Digest"

"Science and religion. . . are friends, not foes, in common quest for knowledge. Some people may find this surprising, for there's a feeling throughout our society that religious belief is outmoded, or downright impossible, in a scientific age. I don't agree. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that if people in this so-called "scientific age" knew a bit more about science than many of them actually do, they'd find it easier to share my view."
Physicist and Theologian John Polkinghorne

At Wednesday, August 03, 2005 4:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, anonymous. I will add this to my file I keep on important subjects. I keep only the best stuff on various topics. I'm glad someone compiled all this.

the Heckler

At Monday, August 08, 2005 8:21:00 AM, Anonymous BGH said...

God created the universe and everything in it - including science. We cannot separate anythinig from the works of our Creator God. Not science, not government, nothing - period! Holding to the theories of evolution and all of it's "holes" requires an absolute "blind faith." Here is a test for all you evolutionist out there: 1.Take your wrist watch apart - piece by piece. 2) Lay each part on a table. 3) Leave it indefintely and see if the parts reconnect (evolve) into an intelligent time piece.

The study of science is wonderful and valid - it should be taken on with great fervor in our schools. Just do not forget that God created it and gets all the credit.

Have a miraculous day!

At Thursday, August 11, 2005 8:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...The Kansas Board of Education has voted 6-4 to include greater criticism of evolution in its school science standards, but will submit the standards to an outside review before taking a final vote. The language favored by the board comes from advocates of intelligent design, who say life and the universe are too complex to have evolved by accident. The standards are used in developing state tests for fourth-, seventh-, and tenth-graders, though local schools have the final say on what is taught in their classrooms. Students will be tested on the new standards in the 2007-2008 school year. The board is expected to vote on final approval of the standards in October. [AP]


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