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Monday, November 07, 2005

Red State Struggles with (Un)Intelligent Life...

Seems that the wackos are in the minority, but if the "normal" people do not speak up more, a minority is going to set the agenda for the entire country, one state at a time. What can you expect with Dumbya for a pseudo-leader? *sigh...

Here are some Letters to the Editor from today's Indianapolis Star:

Monday, November 7, 2005
I can think of two reasons why many people would like to see intelligent design in the classroom, but only one has some merit.

It might seem impossible for the statements, "Evolution is an established scientific fact," and "Evolution has never been scientifically established as fact," to both be true unless you know, as leading evolutionists do, that there are two scientifically different kinds of evolution.

One thing I see missing in debates over intelligent design and creationism is what the scientific community actually thinks. The Discovery Institute, in collaboration with evangelical groups, has done its best with a nationwide media blitz to convince the public that there really is a debate about evolution within the scientific community.

How ironic that on the same day The Star published an editorial advocating that Indiana get on the high-tech fast track a story appears on the front page concerning the efforts of GOP lawmakers to require intelligent design be taught in school science classes (Nov. 3).

The Nov. 3 article on a Republican attempt to add intelligent design to the science curriculum is disturbing. Rep. Ed Mahern correctly suggests there are more pressing educational concerns. Such social issues detract from efforts to address urgent problems such as rescuing the economy.

In response to the Nov. 3 article concerning teaching intelligent design in schools, I feel it is morally offensive to do so.

A few days ago I received a legislative survey from my representative that contained a question about whether intelligent design should be taught in school along with the scientific theory of evolution.

I write to reassure Rep. Jerry Denbo and other concerned citizens that the idea of God as creator is not absent from public schools.

Some Republicans legislators want to make intelligent design part of the public school curriculum. This could have a terrible effect on the state's attempt to restart its economy with the life sciences initiative. And it's an attempt to distract the public from the schools' real needs: more funding, more teachers and smaller classes.