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Why can schools teach evolution but not intelligent design?

Schools admit that evolution is only a theory but still teach it in biology and other science classes! Why can they not teach intelligent design and show the evidence for that also or just leave the matter alone?

 
amber710

Asked by amber710 at 11:01 PM on Aug. 9, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (13)
  • evolution is religious too if it is devaluing God's image we are made in!
    2mothershelpers

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 11:05 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • A Scientific theory is not the same as a theory in regular language. Someone wrote a journal post on it that explained it well. None the less, Evolution is SCIENCE whereas Intelligent Design is RELIGIOUS. I don't want to study the anatomy of a frog at temple any more than I want to learn about G-d in Science class.
    Petie

    Answer by Petie at 11:04 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Because it is a "scientific theory" and Intelligent Design is not scientific in that the empirical method can not be applied.
    beckcorc

    Answer by beckcorc at 11:05 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Here you go, this is a good explanation..
    http://www.cafemom.com/journals/read/1500778/It_s_only_a_theory_not_a_LAW
    Petie

    Answer by Petie at 11:05 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Schools teach alot of stupid stuff!!lol
    r00j04j08

    Answer by r00j04j08 at 11:06 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Because gravity is "only a theory" too but do you go around letting all your drinks spill because gravity is "only a theory" and will be proven wrong someday and the idea that germs are what make us sick is "only a theory" but do you allow your child to swap used tissues with their friends because germs making us sick is "only a theory"?!?! A scientific theory is based on a massive amount of evidence and has been shown to be correct time and time again. School science classes teach SCIENCE not religion!
    psugal

    Answer by psugal at 11:07 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • 2mothershelpers, I don't think that evolution and the story of creation are mutually exclusive. I certainly don't think that the beauty of evolution is devaluing God in anyway at all.
    beckcorc

    Answer by beckcorc at 11:08 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Um, because we are here because of God's creation. Not any of that other hack.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:09 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Evolution is not just a theory---it is a FACT.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:43 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Intelligent design is different in the opinions of those from various religions. Evolution is the same scientifically in all explanations. Plus, it can be proven much better than intelligent design.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:34 AM on Aug. 10, 2009