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View Diary: Let's Teach the Controversy of Evolution vs Intelligent Design **Updated with Poll question** (365 comments)

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    Ive spent more procrastination time reading all the comments than I did writing the damn thing in the first place.  Where to begin?  First of all, I am not a science teacher, expert in evolution or anything.  I wrote this diary merely to point out what I see as a mistake in the science vs religion (and church vs state for that matter) debate.  

    It has gotten to the point where the common perception is that we don't want ID taught in science class because we fear that science is too frail to withstand criticism.  In the same regard the perception is that we scream about the separation of church and state because we fear the corrupting power of religion.  While this is one side of the coin, the other side is that  we separe religion from state to protect religion.  This side of the equation has become lost (especially for creationists).

    I believe that teaching ID in science classes would demonstrate that Religion should be kept out of school to protect it from being mercilessly thrashed in a steel cage match where "It's true because I believe it" can't be used to avoid scrutiny.  It is not evolution, but creationism that should be afraid of having this discussion.  

    In too many instances scientists have been portrayed as afraid to engage opposing theories.  In reality, it is the opposing theories that should be made to fear their fate if they were to be subjected to true critical inquiry.

    In conclusion, I am amazed at this wonderful community  and all of you who took some time out of your day to comment on these issues.  And yes, I will make the obligatory ...

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