Intelligent Design…Isn’t

Anti-Science.

To advance their anti-science and anti-secularism agenda, ID creationists at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture seek to use public schools “to defeat scientific materialism and its destructive moral, cultural and political legacies,” “to replace materialistic explanations with the theistic understanding that nature and human beings are created by God,” and to “see design theory (Intelligent Design) permeate our religious, cultural, moral and political life” (Discovery Institute, 1998).

Do American’s really want this in their public schools? Do we really want to start closing down the blossoming minds of our children and sucking our civilization down to the level of some theistic societies in the Middle East?

Most of the sciences have as their ultimate truth that nature, not God, is the driving force behind the physical world. Can you imagine a science class in lets say archeology. “Well teacher I know that the earth is only 6,000 years old, but the dinosaurs don’t seem to have left any traces along with human remains. We find human bones only in the top levels of earth strata and the dinosaur bones seem to be MANY years lower. At this point we can only surmise that God has separated them for some purpose that is a mystery to us, and that He may reveal to us in his own good time.”

An article in the journal Science, one of the world’s most respected scientific publications says that among 34 countries surveyed, the US ranks second to last in the number of adults who accept the theory of evolution. “The acceptance of evolution is lower in the US than in Japan or Europe, largely because of widespread fundamentalism and the politicization of science in the United States” (2006).

In a 1998 document entitled “The Wedge,” known informally as the “Wedge Document”

(Discovery Institute, 1998; Forrest and Gross, 2004a, 2007a, ch. 2). Using the metaphor of a metal wedge that can split a log, the ID movement aims to use aggressive public relations programs of book publication, lectures, etc., to create an opening for the supernatural (i.e. Magic) in the public’s understanding of science.

The various sciences are today progressing at a record rate, providing the means to enhance human life in many ways. The US cannot afford to allow Intelligent Design, fundamentalist thought, evangelical proponents, or any of the thousand and one religious right groups to hijack our school systems. We need scientifically trained minds as never before in history. Our low level of scientific literacy in the American public is shameful for a nation that has heretofore led the world.

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12 Responses to Intelligent Design…Isn’t

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  2. thewordofme says:

    Well no matter how you phrase this neobiblical unscience, it is still religion, and the pimping of one brand of evangelical heresy and therefor does not belong in my school and I resent you for trying. Not only do I resent it, I will work against it with local school boards. America is not a theocracy, we are not ruled by religious doctrine. You people that are pushing these lies need to stop it.
    I don’t appreciate your advertising on my blog. Please stop. Dialog is OK.
    Peace

  3. Ashe Nighte says:

    It’s sickening to see what a few misguided, uneducated, and willingly blind people are willing to do to the nation that once led the world in scientific discovery. Intelligent design is just the product of a religion that people are unwilling to let go of; like so many people were forced to do for their own religion in the name of the nameless Christian God. I refuse to let my birth country fall to superstion and mysticism; no matter how small my voice may be.

  4. thewordofme says:

    Ashe Nighte, Thank you very much for your reply. Yes, I am constantly surprised at how deep the disconnect in their brain is.

  5. Ashe Nighte says:

    And it is saddening to see it passed onto the future generations. Oh, how far the mighty have fallen!

  6. thewordofme says:

    Hi Ashe Nighte,
    Conservative evangelical religion may be the downfall of our civilization. We’ll go down like Rome in the 5th.century–overtaken by the ignorant.
    I appreciate your comments..Thanks

  7. Ashe Nighte says:

    And the funny thing is, Rome had just become a Christian nation. But it was the pagans who destroyed it. And those same pagans eventually became the conservative christians. Really funny how that works out.

  8. thewordofme says:

    Ashe nighte, That would make a good theme for a historical novel. Well, maybe a sub-theme.
    Thanks

  9. Ashe Nighte says:

    Yes, wouldn’t it? I can see it now, the path of religion through history.

  10. thewordofme says:

    Yea…kind of like “Pillars of the Earth” and “World Without End,”
    by Follett.

  11. Dr. Arnold Wolf says:

    It seems that Ben Stein’s premise was always correct. The
    right to think and ask questions that might upset the current
    flat earth society must be religious or metaphysical.

    The unscientific neo-evolutionists are based on nothing
    more than fiction with no concept of abiogenesis or the origin
    of natural laws. Modern liberal science is an intolerant faith
    that allows no thought outside of the box.

    Relativity and quantum mechanics cannot be made
    compatible so science has theorized that vibrating multiple
    dimensional strings certainly must have originated from
    entropy.

    How empty science… no ability to ask questions or propose
    alternatives to fixed thought is very revealing indeed.

  12. thewordofme says:

    Dr. Wolf,

    Thank you for your reply to my post.

    I firmly believe your premise is wrong. Science is not empty by any stretch of the imagination.
    Science asks the questions that it is meant to ask, about the natural world.
    It investigates that which it is intended to, the natural physical world.

    I find the world of science is wonderfully free, as there is no hesitation to investigate anything, there is no worry about your thinking along different lines…the only caveat being that you don’t use magic to explain your position.

    You can think or investigate outside the box any time you wish in science, just remember the one caveat.

    Alleged ‘science’ that depends on a magical being is not science…it is religion.

    What I find so stifling is the tenets of the Christian world…tenet: A religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof. Religion, by the way, basically does the same as science, by castigating you if you don’t follow the thin line, and their line is much finer

    The world will be just fine as long as the theists keep out of government and the public schools. Contrary to religious thought, a person does not go out and do bad stuff just because they don’t believe in a Christian God.

    Religion does not belong in science classes.

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