Florida: Good for something?
So it appears that the latest battle ground in the good ol’ “Intelligent Design vs. Evolution” war will be taking place in Florida, according to WIRED.
Now, personally, I’m a big fan of evolution. It is a concept I can grasp and one that can be actively witnessed in other areas of our life (think constantly changing technology). Common sense aside (this is a required step when you want to consider creationism or intelligent design), theories of evolution are the only theories that have a substantial amount of hard evidence to support them. They can not be tested by experiment.
Borrowing from Wikipedia, here’s something to think about:
- Can intelligent design be defined as science?
- If so, does the evidence support it and related explanations of the history of life on Earth?
- If the answer to either question is negative, is the teaching of such explanations appropriate and legal in public education, specifically in science classes?
If you leave it at that the answer seems pretty obvious. As Florida has shown many times in the past, there is no telling which way they’ll go.
And as a cool bonus, you get to learn about evolutionary theology – hadn’t heard of it before, but looks interesting.