Saturday, January 5, 2008

In Defense of Science

"Scientific inquiry is not about accepting on faith a statement or scriptural passage. It's about exploring nature, so there really is not any place in the science classroom for creationism or intelligent design creationism..." - National Academy of Science



Even if you don't wish to read the Blue Voice post, you should visit & sign the Union of Concerned Scientists call to action: Take Action: Integrity of Science Call to Action (or if you happen to be a scientist yourself, this statement, written just for you: Scientists Sign-on Statement)

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4 comments:

marigolds2 said...

Thanks for the link, especially to the Calls to Action at UCSA.

repsac3 said...

You're quite welcome, marigolds2...

You folks at the blue voice do good work, and I'm glad to help folks see it. (the few that visit here anyway, made fewer by my unplanned & unannounced 4 month "sabbatical" from the web).

ECOPHOTOS said...

made fewer by my unplanned & unannounced 4 month "sabbatical" from the web

Not rubbing it in, I am glad you are back (but don't go away again, y'ah hear me now)

The Griper said...

"so there really is not any place in the science classroom for creationism or intelligent design creationism..."

as written , yes i agree with the statement if we speak only of scriptural passages as basis of evidence. but is intelligent design based on scripture? as far as i knew it was based on questioned theory and that does belong in a science classroom. if nothing else, it will teach students the most important lesson of science, to be sceptical of things taught.

science has always had more than one model of an issue. the idea was to see if the resulting findings support one or the other theory.

and theory by definition invites faith if one is to accept the theory even if that theory proves out to be the correct theory. that is the basis of faith, no proof. if it was proven, it no longer would be a theory but a fact.