|September 1, 2007 07:54 p.m.
Board made the right decision. It would be better if the members knew a
little science, though.
Republican Pat Hardy of Weatherford says, "I am open to having
intelligent design in there because there is a large body of evidence
unanswered by the theory of evolution. We first need to hear from
science educators and experts about whether this should be done."
Hello? Science educators and experts have been declaring for decades
that evolution is a FACT and that "intelligent" design is not science.
|August 28, 2007 01:26 p.m.
seeks theories to enterpret and explain facts. What facts do
creationism and intelligent design refer? Some guy riding on a camel
who thought up God? If so, how did the guy riding on the camel get
there? By majic perhaps? Talk about holes and gaps in your "theory."
|August 28, 2007 12:06 a.m.
see now, these "Intelle-gents" (and women) claim that the theory of
has "weaknesses" in it, but they accept that. The "Intellegent Design"
theory has weaknesses but they don't accept that.
Sounds very political and we all know that politicains have all the
answers. And if they don't have the answer, they'll make one up. I
wonder why those politicians haven't strengthened those weaknesses in
the theory of evolution? Just a thought.
|August 28, 2007 09:54 a.m.
Intelligent design! Of course our creator, the Lord God Almighty is intelligent! God spoke and it was - that was the big bang.
Darwin recanted on his deathbed, a fact that not everyone seems to know!
You are robbing our children of the truth by omitting creation from the textbooks.
|August 27, 2007 04:11 p.m.
Intelligent design theory should be taught if you teach evolution
stating the evidence for a creator without saying who or what that
creator is. There is plenty of evidence for this & is supported by
many scientist without backing one or any particular religion.
Ironically evolution has grown from a simple theory to a religion of
its own & is now state sponsored.
|August 27, 2007 11:23 a.m.
Creationism and Intelligent Design should not be part of any science curriculum.
|August 26, 2007 10:52 p.m.
greater than man created this spectatular planet and the
creatures/humans who inhabit it. There is an order to the universe that
did not occur by chance. This entity gave man a mind to think and
question. It gave man knowledge, which has brought him to this place in
time. Intelligent enlightened wisdom goes hand in hand with
technological advances. As a young physician, Dr. Michel DeBakey
performed surgery on my infant aunt. He closed a gill like opening in
her neck. Dr. DeBakey told my grandparents that this gill like opening
in her neck was an evolutionary note that "we came from the sea". My
brother is a nuclear physicist. He told me the very same thing many
years ago. You cannot deny science nor can you deny recorded history.
The education system would be remiss in not presenting an overview of
both the scientific and religious viewpoints. To do otherwise would be
a fundamentalist narrowminded approach to what is really a very simple
story to tell.
|August 25, 2007 09:47 a.m.
design is just plain dumb. Our backs are not designed for walking
upright. Does God get backaches? Why would we have a maxillary sinus
that drains up instead of down? Why would we have so many vestigial
parts? The board of education is correct to reject 'intelligent
design'. If God was the designer then God is a dummy.
|August 25, 2007 08:39 a.m.
I am in favor of the State Board of Education's stance!
Leave it alone!
|August 24, 2007 10:29 p.m.
Design" is nothing but creationism in a tuxedo. Not a distant cousin,
just repackaged goods still unfit for human consumption. This mythology
has no place in a science class.
|August 24, 2007 02:28 p.m.
think 4 of the 15 board members need to take several science courses at
a public university. To think they are educated and want to wish
ID/creationism belongs in a science class is completely ignorant on
their part. Teach it in comparative mythology.
|August 24, 2007 02:18 p.m.
think they should require Intelligent Design be taught side by side
with evolution. Evolution is not science. It is a theory, and a flawed
one, at that. Darwin admitted that fossil evidence did not support his
ideas about interspecies evolution, but he hoped that the ensuing years
would bring forth the fossil record he needed. A hundred years later
they still have not. Science teachers should be required to study this
issue further i.e. more than they learned themselves in high school so
that they see that teaching Intelligent Design concurrent with
evolution is the obvious and fair thing to do.
|August 24, 2007 02:01 p.m.
theory of evolution is the best explanation of how life began and
evolved. It is based on solid, albeit imperfect, scientific evidence.
Accordingly the State Board of Education's stance regarding the
teaching of evolution as science is correct. People in the United
States, as well as most western countries, are free to believe whatever
they want regarding the origin of mankind. If one wants to believe that
the world kicked off about 6,000 years ago with two Hebrew speaking
adults and a talking snake, that is there choice. But their belief is
just that and, therefore, it belongs in the home or at church or in
private discussions. It does not belong in a science class.
|August 24, 2007 12:55 a.m.
think it is ideotic for us to waste tax payers money on this issue. All
"intelligent design" is is a meager attempt to punch holes in all the
well rationed conlusions drawn on hard evidence replacing it with a
theory with even bigger holes in it.
|August 24, 2007 11:21 a.m.
Intelligent Design cannot be taught because of seperation of church and
state, then evolution cannot be taught either. On June 19, 1961, the US
Supreme Court ruled in "Torcaso v. Watkins" that Secular Humanism is a
religion. Now, according to the first statements of the Humanist
Manifestos 1-4, which is what Secular Humanism holds to, life is here
by way of evolution. This being what Secular Huminism teaches, and the
fact that Secular Huminism is a religion, we cannot teach it any longer.
|August 24, 2007 10:53 a.m.
for them, religion has no place in science classes. Plus if religious
tales of creations are to be inserted into the curriculum, why stop
with the Christian version? In all fairness, students should be allowed
to discuss and give as much weight to the Hindu, Mayan, Buddhist,
Greek, etc. versions of creation. Christianity is not the only religion
|August 24, 2007 10:45 a.m.
applaud the courage and foresight of the Texas Board of Education in
rejecting an obvious ploy to insert a religious agenda into the public
schools. Intelligent Design is not scientific or it would carry its
argument in scientific journals instead of the courts and school
boards. ID is not even a belief of a majority of Christians, much less
of the rest of America. Thank You Texas Board of Education.
|August 24, 2007 10:28 a.m.
goodness common sense has reigned in the Texas State Board of
Education. The teaching of "intelligent design" is a religious subject
the teaching of evolution is a science subject.
The former is unconstitutional the latter is constitutional.
|August 24, 2007 10:27 a.m.
does being taught this improve the science skills of our youth? Doesn't
it teach them to just accept things the way they are? Eliminate
investigation? Things do evolve, and that is what kids are taught.
|August 24, 2007 09:00 a.m.
If you're going to teach "theory" there should be room in the curriculum for more than one.
|August 24, 2007 08:50 a.m.
Thank God for private Christian Schools where these things are not an issue.
|August 24, 2007 08:22 a.m.
is not science, and should therefore not be taught in a science class.
Creative fiction class, maybe. It's nice to see that the SBE has some
rational thinkers on board.
|August 24, 2007 07:48 a.m.
I respect their religious views, but im glad they understand that those
are to be taught at home or in church and not in science classes!!!
|August 24, 2007 07:29 a.m.
Wow. I can't believe this is taught anywhere in the United States. Intelligent design is idiotic.
|August 24, 2007 01:10 a.m.
The theory of evolution is based on science and should be taught in schools.
The theory of intelligent design and creationism
is based on superstition and has no place in schools. I can't even believe we are having this
conversation. No wonder the US is so far down the
list of educated countries.