Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Teach the controversy, ya right!

This is one of those things that just makes no sense, the load of crap known as the "strengths and weaknesses" argument.

From one of the many ID foot soldiers, Casey Luskin:

It's not that we don't have time to discuss the strengths and weaknesses, its just that, it would be a waste of time teaching them.

A look at the recent attemp to teach the controversy by AronRa

Imagine you had just spent one class learning about the theory of gravity. For the next 24 hours you would confidently believe that you had learned something useful. Something you could verify through empirical means of testing.
Now when you return to class the following day your teacher has decided to teach you about the strengths and weaknesses of the theory of gravity. In effect you are now going to be taught that what you were taught yesterday may or may not be true.
So, on the first day you are taught that the theory of gravity is true.
On the second day you are taught that it may or may not be true.

If you where unsure about this theory before you where exposed to it, taught it was true, understood it, and saw it in action on the first day, you would probably be very confident about your understanding of this theory.
If the next day you were told that the previously taught theory may not be true, you might find your confidence a little weaker. You may become confused and in this state of confusing you would desperately began to search for a resolution to this problem.

This is the real reason why the ID proponents want the "controversy" taught in science classes.
They want to weaken the students understanding of evolutionary science in order to offer their solution, which of course is creationism, wrapped in the disguise of intelligent design.
This deception will do more harm than good for our society and humanity overall.


Teach science in science classes and religion in church !!!!


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