Intelligent Design Theory Belongs in the Science Classroom
Betty, ord, National Catholic Reporter
Although a frequent critic of President Bush, I think he as correct to say that intelligent design theory deserves a mention in science classrooms alongside Darwinian evolution.
Intelligent design theory is not based on the Bible or any other scripture. It is not creationism in disguise, as opponents of intelligent design misleadingly claim. Intelligent design accepts evolution as a fact. It accepts an ancient earth (4.6 billion years) and a still more ancient universe (13.7 billion years). It accepts all the findings of responsible science. But it does not accept Darwinism.
Darwinism is not the same thing as evolution. It is a particular theory of how evolution occurred. According to Darwinism, the entire process was unguided and happened "naturally." Intelligent design theorists contest this claim. They call into question Darwinian evolution's cardinal doctrine, natural selection. Proponents of natural selection …
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Publication information: Article title: Intelligent Design Theory Belongs in the Science Classroom. Contributors: Betty, ord - Author. Magazine title: National Catholic Reporter. Volume: 42. Issue: 1 Publication date: October 21, 2005. Page number: 23. © 2009 National Catholic Reporter. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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