Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Senator Buttars Ignores Conservatives' Problem With Evolution Instruction

On The Senate Site, Senator Chris Buttars has written on his intent to push a bill regarding Evolution instruction. In the past, Senator Buttars has really talked up his idea to introduce Intelligent Design education to counter Evolution. I noticed in his post he left out the words "Intelligent Design". If this was deliberate, I'll be interested to see where he goes with it. If he's still planning on introducing Intelligent Design education, then it's clear that Senator Buttars does not understand the consequences of his response. 1. The dangerous precedent of "zero- sum" education. 2. Teaching children that Evolution and religion are mutually exclusive.

3 Comments:

Blogger Bob said...

I find it ironic that Buttars and other members of my Church endorse the teaching of ID in schools, when it's not even taught at BYU.

Go figure.

-Bob

11/16/2005 04:44:00 PM  
Blogger Ethan said...

Not only that, but the number of BYU professors that have spoken out against it is a very strong statement.

11/16/2005 04:54:00 PM  
Blogger pramahaphil said...

Buttars' seems pretty off base to most people, however I see no reason why it shouldn't be taught in the relm of philosophy. Religions and other ideaologies are introduced as philosophical ideas. If ID can be taught, philosophy is where ID belongs.

However to jumble issues by teaching evolution with a disclaimer (It's just a theory)and ID as a mutually exclusive idea in opposition to evolution seems dangerous to me.

11/16/2005 05:03:00 PM  

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