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Re: [humanism-174] Creationist Lawmaker Wants Indiana Teachers To Prove Scien...

From: Tim C.
Sent on: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:16 AM
As always with these sorts of things, Kruse's bill is a religion-based (predominantly literalist Christian) attempt to upgrade theology to the level of actual science.  Whether it is called creationism or ID or just loonology, the goal is the same.
Tim Campbell
In a message dated 12/11/2012 9:56:26 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, [address removed] writes:
First, Senator Kruse seems to misunderstand that science is about absolute proof. It's about evidence and rational thinking. Second, as the article points out, students are already free to question a teacher's statements (as long as they do it respectfully). Indeed, good teachers welcome and encourage questions (I always did when I taught science). Third, although science does not "prove" things, the basic concepts of evolution and the age of the earth are so well established that they thy approach that level of certainty (aside from details of mechanisms and such). All Krue's comments demonstrate is how woefully ignorant he is of the evidence. So his bill is pointless at best, and misleading at worst.  

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