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Monday, January 23, 2006

A Scientist of Faith

My son frequently watches the evening news, and the other day he plopped down next to me on the couch and asked if I believed in Intelligent Design. "Of course I do," I replied. "Don't you?" He affirmed that he too believed in Intelligent Design, "But," he continued, "Do you believe that Intelligent Design should be taught in school?"

Our children's science classes are composed and taught based on someone's truth, and if this truth is confined to one person or a whole committee, it is still a relative truth because it does not allow for debate of other ideas. Darwin's Theory of Evolution is just that - a theory. I believe every scientist will agree that evolution has not yet been proven and still remains one theory - just as Einstein's Theory of Relatively or as the innovative String Theory.

We all have seen the borders of science expand and contract even in our own lifetimes. Just this morning it was reported that soy products, so long the little darling of health and natural food advocates, may contribute to heart problems. So, if Intelligent Design is also a theory, then why the censorship?

If those in charge of our childrens' curriculum allow equal time to the teaching of Intelligent Design, questions will arise from their students. Let's try to imagine the questions:

Does this mean there is a God?
Which God is it - Buddha, Allah or Jesus?
Who created God?
Why did he create us?
Where does God live?

As Christians, do we really want questions from our children addressed by the public schools or worse, The Board of Education? This person of 'authority' may be agnostic or an atheist; they may be a wiccan or satanist. Worse still, they may be someone of no faith whatsoever, a scientist.

On the other hand, doesn't an undying belief in Darwin's Theory also require an ounce of faith?

3 Comments:

Blogger Aiman said...

The Muslim view is the same as the Christian on this: http://www.islamonline.net/english/Contemporary/2004/09/Article02.shtml

9:07 AM  
Blogger Aiman said...

Perhaps, this link:

http://islam.about.com/b/a/229027.htm

9:09 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

Thank you Aiman.

9:40 AM  

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