Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Alternatives to Macroevolutionary Theory in New Mexico

The Washington Post reports on developments in New Mexico, and contains this:

Rick Cole, a science teacher at Los Lunas High School in Los Lunas, N.M., taught the concept alongside evolution in biology class for 11 years but was ordered last year to stop after a parent complained to the principal.

The teachings avoided religious discussions, Cole said. According to student surveys he collected throughout the time he taught intelligent design, 98 percent of the nearly 1,000 students he taught preferred a side-by-side presentation, he said.

"When it comes to the origin of life, it's been very much a closed market, and no opportunity to consider alternative explanations," said Cole, who hopes to add intelligent design back this year. "The majority of science teachers choose to avoid the subject because of the controversy; they would just rather not even teach it."

Virtually the same article appears to be here.


At October 11, 2005 1:17 PM, Blogger Mike said...

You see? The teachings avoided religious discussions so why have it banned from being taught? This is unfair. Evolutionists only want their flawed theory to be taught. Even though it lacks physical scientific backing (specifically macroevolution). It's a shame. That will soon change. The BS that macroevolution spews is no longer being put up with!

At December 21, 2005 10:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can you avoid the religious implications if you present ID? If you say that life is to complex to be random, so must have had a designer, well...I know it wasn't you and it certainly wasn't me, so it must have been...GOD!

Are you going to tell me that just because you don't use the 'G' word when presenting ID that the IMPLICATION of GOD is present?

Understand, I don't care if you teach it, but do it in a Religion class, not a science class.


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