Tuesday, January 23, 2007

At Least the British Know Where Education on ID Belongs

The United Kingdom recently released a plan to teach intelligent design in their public schools. No, it's okay, though, because ID will be right where it belongs in Religious Education classes. Furthermore, the class will feature the writings of Richard Dawkins to teach the atheist side of things. I bet this will have the IDists kicking and screaming in no time.

In my opinion, this is a great idea because it might actually show atheism in a positive light and will allow students to see for themselves just how much ID relies on theology rather than science. It'd be nice if we could do that here, but I'm sure the conservative Christians would throw a fit over it. Just image the uproar if the atheism part were taught. It'd be pandemonium. As you can see I don't want to censor ID. It can be in public schools, but it needs to be where it belongs: a class on religion not science.

Read the article from the Guardian here.

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