Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Democracy can be rough some times

Eight members of the Dover School Board who voted for the teaching of creationism in science class were voted off the board yesterday.

From the CBS/AP article:

"My kids believe in God. I believe in God. But I don't think it belongs in
the science curriculum the way the school district is presenting it," said Jill
Reiter, 41, a bank teller who joined a group of high school students waving
signs supporting the challengers Tuesday.

I think there's an emerging consensus around his now. Teach creationism in philosophy and religion classes, teach science in science classes. I hope other school board members learn a lesson from all this. In this country, you're free to worship however and whatever you want, but you can't make others do the same-- especially in science class.


Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Good idea-- especially since we don't have philosophy or religion classes in most high schools.

The Dover statement is particularly troublesome because it suggests that evolution and intelligent design are equally respected in the scientific community (I've published a copy of it over at my place). It defines a theory as an explanation and then calls intelligent design an explanation.

How about leaving intelligent design to parents to explain to their kids? It's about tiime parents reclaimed some of these responsibilities.

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