Would Newton be allowed to teach science in public schools?
|January 29, 2017||Posted by DLH under academic freedom, Adminstrative, Constitution, Education, Evolution, governance, Intelligent Design, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
“In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence.”
The USA’s Founders required the Bill of Rights in the Constitution, including:
make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
Yet now we have US Senators coercing government officials of establishing atheistic materialism in public education, by accusing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of supporting Intelligent Design in schools.
See:Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary Refuses to Disavow Teaching Intelligent Design in Public Schools
Billionaire heiress Betsy DeVos is a champion of the school privatization movement. . . .
she refused to disavow the teaching of intelligent design in public schools. . . .
(Senator Sheldon) Whitehouse (D. RI) said to DeVos: “You and your husband have contributed to Thomas More Law Center, touting itself as the sword and shield of people of faith, which has repeatedly promoted fake science, even going so far as to represent the Dover Area School District of Pennsylvania in a lawsuit over the adoption of a biology textbook including intelligent design.” . . .
DeVos demurred. “I think it’s pretty clear that the expectation is that science is taught in public schools, and I support the teaching of great science, and especially science that allows students to exercise critical thinking and to really discover and examine in new ways,” she said. “And science is to be supported at all levels.”
Should we not uphold the scientific method with Open Science of allowing all hypotheses and testing them against objective evidence – And unalienable rights both to believe or not?