In this paper, we will be discussing Intelligent Design theory, whether this theory is creationism in disguise? We will look both at what is the meaning of Intelligent Design and Darwinism is and how the school board in Kansas caused such a controversy in voting on it and winning. Also, stating whether religion should be taught in the public school system.
Is intelligent design theory creationism in disguise? I do believe so. To understand, lets see what intelligent design means, «the assertion that «certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection.» It is a modern form of the traditional teleological argument for the existence of God, modified to avoid specifying the nature or identity of the designer» What I believe they are doing in Kansas is to show, «high school students should be told that aspects of widely accepted evolutionary theory are controversial.» I don’t believe that evolution and natural selection should be based on Darwinism, «term for the underlying theory in those ideas of Charles Darwin concerning evolution and natural selection.» Charles Darwin proposed, «proposed and provided scientific evidence that all species of life have evolved over time from one or a few common ancestors through the process of natural selection..», thus the phrase, «survival of the fittest» by the philosopher Herbert Spencer.
Why should students only be told one way, and one way only? Darwinism is a theory, it is basically what one man named Charles Darwin believed, and to me, just made a lot of sense to non-believer. Thus, the theory stuck. That is the great thing about science, things can be debated. Steve E. Abrams, the Kansas board chairman says it best, «This is a great day for education. This is one of the best things that we can do. This absolutely teaches more about science,» I truly believe that what Kansas is trying to show is that there is more then one theory to all science, that there isn’t just one way.
Now, should religious beliefs be taught in the public schools? As a Christian, yes it should. But we must come to understanding; America is not the same as it was in the beginning. There are way too many different religions out there, and too put emphasis on just one and state this will be taught, but all other will not, is not fair. If religious beliefs are going to be taught in the public school system, then all of the religions beliefs will have to be taught. Not just one.