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. . . “There are cultural forces at play here which go very deep,” Dembski said. “This is about our creation story, how we came about.”

Dembski cautioned that any school board that adopts intelligent design in its curriculum must justify it on scientific, rather than religious, grounds to survive a legal challenge.


Ahh... good!! DI has done the right thing. You have my full support in this. FTR, I lean towards YEC, but ID must remain in the realm of Science, not religion. Shane
Miles, this quote from the Discovery Institute's letter to the school doesn't sound like a censorship or cancellation request to me.
The letter later urges the district to: “either reformulate the course by removing the young earth creationist materials or retitle the course as a course not focused on intelligent design.”
This sounds to me like DI simply wants Creation Science to be labeled Creation Science and not conflated with Intelligent Design. DaveScot
The Discovery Institute is requesting this California Philosophy class be censored or just canceled. http://www.evolutionnews.org/2006/01/intelligent_design_group_urges.html Miles
Hi Russ, The article you mention really just offers evolutionary explanations for certain human physiological conditions. I'm afraid I don't see the same implication about design that you see. It's an interesting article, anyway; it makes you wonder how long the human body is capable of functioning. On the California "Philosophy of Design" class, Fair is fair, and I think the people who are pushing this class go too far if the information provided in the links is correct. On the other hand, I do wonder how far such organizations as the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State will go to have legitimate, nonreligious ID instruction censored from public schools. crandaddy
Off topic, sorry. The January issue of Continental Magazine has a brief story that shows that evolution produced a human body whose functions promote survival. The implication seems to be that design wouldn't incorporate survival mechanisms, although design is never mentioned. http://magazine.continental.com/012006/content/ideas-inspiration/idea-moment.jsp russ
ID doesn't say a thing about the age of anything. Also, this is a PHILOSOPHY class...it will be interesting to see the response of ID opponents who say that ID should be relegated to such classes only. Patrick
Um.. I want to learn. What is it exactly? From what I understood, the course description includes: [quote]An initial course description, which was distributed to students and their families last month, said "the class will take a close look at evolution as a theory and will discuss the scientific, biological and biblical aspects that suggest why Darwin's philosophy is not rock solid. The class will discuss intelligent design as an alternative response to evolution. Physical and chemical evidence will be presented suggesting the earth is thousands of years old, not billions."[/quote] Source: http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-me-design11jan11,1,6886130.story?ctrack=1&cset=true Is this ID? I thought that was young earth creationism. Bling Bling
From the article Shane posted: "FRESNO, California (AP) -- A rural high school teaching a religion-based alternative to evolution was sued Tuesday by a group of parents who said the class should be stopped because it violates the U.S. Constitution." Unbelievable. Why don't people care to learn what ID actually is? Bombadill
Sorry, the above link is entitled: California high school sued over 'intelligent design' class Shane
Might want to create a new article with this: http://www.cnn.com/2006/EDUCATION/01/11/evolution.debate.calif.ap/index.html Shane
yes Benjii

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