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Author Topic:   What's the problem with teaching ID?
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Message 1 of 337 (291078)
02-28-2006 6:59 PM

As a biology major interested in teaching highschool students, I'm the last person who wants ID taught in biology. Just on a principled level, it is not science and I don't think it should be taught in a science curriculum.
In spite of this, I'm having a little trouble articulating to people why it is such a big deal. What are some of problems that teaching ID in a biology curriculum would lead to? Would it give students an inadequate notion as to what science is? Would it open the way for other nonscientific theories? Would it interfere with their preparation for college? Infringe on the first ammendment? All of the above?

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Message 19 of 337 (392393)
03-30-2007 10:03 PM

Saving Some Face
I would like to point out that this thread is over a year old and I didn't mean to imply that I thought ID should be taught in school.
I was giving a brief speech in Public Speaking and I wanted a survey of all the different reasons why it shouldn't be taught-and there's no better source than EvC members.

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