Science and religion are often at odds on how the world came to be. Several bills have been posed to change how scientific theories are taught in schools. The latest one is a lot like the others, except being careful to not mention religion.
The article is right- any science teacher worth anything will bring up the evidence for and against evolution during class. It looks like it’s just another attempt to bring the creation theory – or intelligent design – into the picture.
They only target evolution, rather than any number of other controversial topics in the sciences. Isn’t that interesting?
I remember an old youth group pastor who apparently never had a problem thinking that evolution could be the intelligent design. He said there was more than one way to think about it: either a passive god created the world and let it go on its own, or an active god made changes as the world went along. The first could explain creation theory, and the second could explain evolution.
Most of the scientific-minded people in my circle don’t have issues also believing in religion. We don’t necessarily take any religious book at its most literal, but as a guide on a metaphoric level. I can’t say how we do it is right or wrong, but it works for us. We occasionally discuss these things, but are also unwilling to push our views on others.
My hope is that everyone can find an answer to suit herself.