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Here's the comment I posted on orlandosentinel.com. ?I fear the
growing ignorance in the U.S. and what it means for the quality of life here and
worldwide. ?Makes the movie Idiocracy seem all too frighteningly possible. ?Pam
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If we're going to teach our children how to
think clearly, we need to be sure they understand the different ways the word
"theory" is used.
Theory in science means a testable
mathematical or logical explanation based on carefully studied facts. These
explanations are always open to further study. They can never be proven 100% but
they can always be falsified, using the same unbiased scientific
Mr. Hutcheson's definition of theory is the
more common meaning of conjecture, opinion, or speculation. This kind of theory
is not based on carefully studied facts.
Evolution and creationism aren't the same
kinds of theories. Several famous court cases, the latest in 2005 in Dover, PA,
have found that creationism/Intelligent Design is not
Therefore, logically, you can't debate the
two issues. Creationism is something you either believe or don't believe.
Evolution is something you either accept or don't accept.?
Take another well-known scientific theory,
gravity. We don't argue about whether or not we believe in it. Even if you for
some strange reason thought gravity didn't exist, you and everything that wasn't
nailed down still wouldn't fly up in the air. Like gravity, evolution still
works whether or not you accept it. Many actively-practicing Christian
scientists will tell you the same thing.
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