Hell Freezes Over

I find it interesting that so many creationists have set out to prove that evolution is not scientific but rather a religious theory based on an opposing set of ideas to their own. The reasoning goes that since evolution is based on faith, and it is taught in schools, creationism (or rather the christian-god-designed-everything theory) should also be taught in schools.

They've got their whole approach backwards. Presuming that they could ever demonstrate that evolution has no scientific basis and is therefore a religious theory and not a scientific one, how would this ever lead any sane person to the conclusion that we should therefore throw other religious theories into the science classroom?

The solution to finding an accidental religion in a government-school-system's science curriculm is to throw said religion out of the curriculm, not to further corrupt it with other non-scientific theories. In other words, if the creationists want the Christian-God-designed-everything theory to be in a science classroom for longer than the year or two it takes for a judge with half a brain to throw it out, they are going to have to demonstrate that it can hold up to scientific scrutiny - in other words, that it is science.

I can see why they'd feel more confident going after actual scientific theories rather than holding up their own ideas to scrutiny. Afterall, "cause the bible says so" would be a much more interesting argument if your average creationist knew what all the Bible says.

On a side note the largest Christian denomination, the Roman Catholic Church, with nearly a billion adherents world wide, has no problem with evolution and does not see it as contradicting the Bible in any way.

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On a side note the largest

On a side note the largest Christian denomination, the Roman Catholic Church, with nearly a billion adherents world wide, has no problem with evolution and does not see it as contradicting the Bible in any way.

Not according to today's (8/8/2005) Boston Globe, page C1. Title =

"Is the Catholic Church rethinking irs view of evolution?" by Marcella Bombardieri

Regards, Don

But are they the largest

But are they the largest denomination in the US (who apaprently are the only people that care).

on a side note, some links to your initial statement would be nice. I've always wondered the *why* as to what makes Creationists(err ID'ists) think it has level standing with Evolution, i did not realize they actually *do* consider it a science...

The controversy rages on!