The Statement that caused all the problems in PA

The Pennsylvania Academic Standards require students to learn about Darwin’s theory of evolution and eventually to take a standardized test of which evolution is a part.

Because Darwin’s Theory is a theory, it is still being tested as new evidence is discovered. The Theory is not a fact. Gaps in the Theory exist for which there is no evidence. A theory is defined as a well-tested explanation that unifies a broad range of observations.

Intelligent design is an explanation of the origin of life that differs from Darwin’s view. The reference book, Of Pandas and People is available for students to see if they would like to explore this view in an effort to gain an understanding of what intelligent design actually involves.

As is true with any theory, students are encouraged to keep an open mind. The school leaves the discussion of the origins of life to individual students and their families. As a standards-driven district, class instruction focuses upon preparing students to achieve proficiency on standards-based assessments.

I wonder how this can be thought of “teaching” Intelligent design, in fact all it says is “keep an open mind” well I thought that was what Science was all about.
People on the left complain that religious people does not like their beliefs to be questioned, well the way the left is going it looks like evolution is their religion because they get all angry and sue when you question evolution.

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Published on: December 20, 2005

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