We are what we only pretend to be. So we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut
You beat me to it :-)ARB
LOL!Have you seen the wording on the Pennsylvania Academic Standards required notice to students?It doesn't explain what exactly the "theory" of ID is here either!IDiots!
Yeah, being closed-minded is hard for me to get my head around.I've had recent experiences with someone who's very bright, yet has that quality with regard to anything that conflicts with church teaching. What really confuses me is that this individual is open in terms of experience and personality characteristics - including tolerance of other people having other opinions. Not like most conservative Christians I've encountered.Yet this individual's own opinions can't budge because there is an unwillingness to hear or take in anything that's not in agreement with church teachings.I think the fundamental reason for the mind being closed is the idea that scripture, and particularly the church's interpretation of scripture, is necessarily correct because it comes straight from God.The fact that every church, like every organization, has made mistakes in the past, somehow doesn't make any difference to this person's opinion that all its present pronouncements must be correct.It makes my mind reel. And this is a really great person in emotional terms and in terms of thinking clearly about subjects unrelated to the church.Btw, MB, you've been featured on my blog post today along with the Captain and Taneal.
Re: Wording on notice.Michael,They don't have a theory! The whole point of ID is just "life is to complex to have evolved". Then they use scientific sounding mumbo-jumbo (all having been debunked) to try and disprove evolutionary theory. I listed what they'd need to figure out to make it science here. They can't do it!They also say ID is science. If so, how come not one atheist/agnostic scientist has come forth with a belief in ID? I guess it is just a religion. Science requires no faith...
Hello. I run a blog called ConservativeDemocratNews that's been offline for a while now but I recently reactivated it. The person posting here as mbains left comments several months ago concerning my opinion on Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, and I greatly appreciated his (or her) imput. I hope that thgis person and any others interested in politics will take a look see and let me know what you all think.
Rockstar: I agree with your comment except I'm not so sure that science requires no faith. Science seems to me to contain something like a hope or expectation that reality finally makes sense; that it all adds up; that all fields will be unified...
Science seems to me to contain something like a hope or expectation that reality finally makes sense; that it all adds up; that all fields will be unified...Well Paul, I think you're referring to the fact that science makes predictions based on observable fact. Mark Twain said it best: "'Faith' means believing in something you know ain't so."