A Political Thoughts About Charles Darwin's Birthday
February 12, 2009 3:36pm CST
To bring up Charles Darwin brings up a mixed bag of opinions. Be it all what you want, but today is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. Instantly from there we can drive into politics. To some Darwin's theory on evolution should only be taught, yet their are some that same intelligent design should be taught at our taxpayer fund government education system. The big problem with this is a portion of each side pays for the government education system, so each side has stock in those schools. One side says do not force your religious beliefs on me, while the other side says do not force your evolution on my children. I personally believe what Radley Balko once said, “Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.” Let us all just for one minute be honest our government education system is all about forcing beliefs onto children so when they grow up they will become good little pro-statist. So today when I heard someone say I do not want schools forcing their religious view on my child, I laughed because that is exactly what schools do. Everything from global warming to paying higher taxes is a good thing, is a religious belief. Cheers Mr. Darwin where ever you might or might not be.
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12 Feb 09
I have no issue with theory of evolution being taught to my children, though I am not married yet. Why on earth should there be problem with me. I am a Christian, but I don't see reasons why one should be scared about the theory being taught to our children. However, I would have issue if a teacher says that the theory has disproved God. The theory neither disprove God nor proves God. How can a scientific theory proves that there is not God or there is God? God is outside of the domain of Science as much as beauty, morality, music etc is outside of the domain of Sciece. I believe scientist like Richard Dawkins is mistaken in saying that Science has disproved God. I also believe ID proponents are also mistaken in trying to bring in God into Science. To talk about God I believe we must move into a different plane, say Philosophy, Theology etc.
• United States
13 Feb 09
I have no problem with schools teaching Darwin's theories, as long as they aren't using faked drawings and teach the anomalies in Darwinian evolution as well as the strongholds in it. For some reason people seem to think that children are able to learn about something as fundamental as evolution but are not able to look at all the information out there and make their own decisions as to what could be or if God had a hand in creation or evolution or not.
• United States
12 Feb 09
I do not want their humanist and socialist ideas forced on me. So give people vouchers so they can send their kids to the school of their child. Obama and his lovelllly wife want kids (except for their own, of course), to attend public schools so they can force their ideas on others. The parents will no longer know their children.
19 Feb 09
When I went to school, we did not learn about religion, except in the case of history, but everything was about evolution. So the schools consider evolution a religion and yet it is a false religion. It did not take me long to figure out that man was not descended from apes, because if he were, there would be no chimpanzees, gorillas, etc. in the world and if there were, there would be only a few throwbacks. When Mount ST. Helen's exploded, that was proof that rivers and streams, etc. and mountains did not take millions of years to evolve. It seems that they are forcing a belief on students, the belief in evolution, it is not preached as a theory, it is preached as fact and yet it is only a theory. So when did a theory become a dogma, I ask you.