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Author Topic:   Why not teach problems with ToE in school?
PaulK
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Message 57 of 136 (126621)
07-22-2004 1:49 PM
Reply to: Message 53 by Jasonb
07-22-2004 1:19 PM


Re: Problems of evolution taught in school

So let me define terms. I define an evolutionist as someone who does not believe in a Creator and accepts the theories of evolution as to the origin of life. If there is a better term, please let me know and I will be happy to use it.

Assuming that you replace "the theories of evolution" with "natural causes" there is a better term: "atheist".


I define a creationist as someone who believes in a creator. And further define it as someone who believes in the Judeo-Christian Creator biblical since. If there is a better term, please let me know and I will gladly use it.

Assuming you mean a minimal belief rather than, say, a literal acceptance of Genesis then there is no single good term, but the combination of the terms "Jew" (perhaps qualified as "religious Jew" to distinguish the religion of Judaism from the ethnic grouping), "Christian" and "Muslim" will do very well. If you want to insist on an acceptance of a literal interpretation of Genesis all three terms should be modified by "Fundamentalist".


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Message 97 of 136 (128117)
07-27-2004 3:44 PM
Reply to: Message 96 by Robert Byers
07-27-2004 3:18 PM


Re: Problems of evolution taught in school
Separation of church and state does not mean that the state is obligated NOT to teach science just because it conflicts with religion.

Creationism is not taught in science classes because it is not science. Evolution is taught in science classes because it is science.

It really is that simple.


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