The Wall of Separation » Blog Archive » Trouble In Texas: School Board Chairman Seeks Religion In Science Class
"So, step one: lie about your motives; step two: change the definition of
science; step three: target the most impressionable among you. McLeroy’s
perspective is incredibly dangerous. His effort to replace science with theology
has implications not just for Texas, but for school children nationwide. Texas
is a major market for textbook publishers because it has so many children in its
public system. Therefore, the textbooks available to school districts around the
country tend to reflect Texas school officials’ choices."
At one point he talks about how science takes the supernatural out of the story, and relies totally on the natural. I think this is a strength of science, not a weakness. It teaches a means of understanding the world in a cause and effect way, and teaches the ability to test what might lead to a certain effect by testing different caused. The foundation of the scientific theory is the foundation of Western Civilization. I was watching CSI tonight (as always), and even in terms of crime it is testing to see how to get a result that matches the crime. I would further state, that while some scientists have taken god out of their world view, others have not. They understand there are things they can't explain and they understand that might be god.
It is like the movie The Village. Religious people would suggest to stray into the woods of knowledge, to attempt to know what is out there is evil. That we should just accept it as a sacred unknown, or accept truths that have been told to us, but not proven. Scientists would want us to explore that world, believing that we may be able to make our own world larger, understanding there will always be unknown out there.