Seems the state of Michigan has decided that science and common sense have a place in their education plan. They have decided that, as reported atCNN.com, “Intelligent design instruction could be left for other classes in Michigan schools, but it doesn’t belong in science class, according to the unanimously adopted guidelines.”The intent of the board needs to be very clear,” said board member John Austin, an Ann Arbor Democrat. “Evolution is not under stress. It is not untested science.”"
Finally, someone is being sensible. Since when is teaching children lies about where we came from and how we got here a responsible thing to do? Do you really think that when they grow up they wont wonder how its possible that the ENTIRE UNIVERSE was made in the last 6,000 years? And when they set out to find out the answer, they will not discover that its just not A. feasible or B. testable?
You can call this theory “Intelligent Design” if you wish to, I still call it creationism. Its the same “theory” just with a different title. I dont have a problem if education boards want to present this material in some other class, just to open up a discussion, but it has no place in a science class, and I am glad that Michigan has come up with an “intelligent design” for teaching the SCIENCE behind where we came from.
You can believe in God and you can believe God made the universe and the earth. But the fact remains that the earth was not formed in 6,000 short years, we did not live at the same time as the dinosaurs, and I would venture to guess that 99.9% of the scientists out there would agree.
Prove to me that nothing on earth is older than 6,000 years, and I will start believing in some form of intellgent design as well, but until then, its evolution all the way.