Monday, August 29, 2005

A Must Read

President Bush said that he thinks people should be introduced to different ideas. He said this in relation to the concept of intelligent design and whether it should be taught in schools. I submitted before that if any class that addresses the religious components of the beginning of life on earth is taught, it needs to encompass all major religions, not just the one that predominates our culture.

To fuel the fire around the intelligent design theory, this site offers a new possibility that doesn't receive the airtime that Christianity and evolution receive. I highly recommend reading it just for the entertainment value.


Cassie said...

Where do you find this stuff? I thought you were terribly busy, being that you're a law student and all. I was, apparently, "misinformed". It seems you have a lot of surfing time or maybe you are taking a class on the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Seriously though, the accepted scientific theories of the origins of the earth etc. are the ones that should be taught. It would, however, be appropriate for teachers to explain that these theories are not believed by all. Maybe children should be encouraged to talk to their parents and let their parents tell them what they believe. Of course this could open up a can of worms... Perhaps children will have to be encouraged to ask their parents if they believe that 1+1=2. Why is it that everything has to become so complicated in this country? It's ridiculous. I hate political correctness, I hate that people are so easily offended anymore.

And as a side note, nobody better disagree with the ideas I have posted here or I will be forced to take legal action.

The Other Half said...

I agree...people are too easily offendend...this politically correct BS has gotten way out of hand

English Professor said...

Oh my gosh, thanks for sending me over there. That was simply too funny.

Cassie, it's a strange thing about being a student--it seems that the harder you work, the more you make a minute here or there for a blog break. I hardly looked at anything over the summer, but now that I'm back writing, and have deadlines, I find myself checking in with my favorites every day. I guess it's to keep our heads from exploding.