November 18, 2005

Give that man a cigar.

The Vatican steps up its clarification of science as distinct from faith, in a manner which I must say I heartily approve. Treating Intelligent Design as a subject in culture or religious study curricula (which the Big V seems to recommend via this spokesman) would allow its worthiness to be taught to be debated based on the effect the idea has on Americans - not based on the empirical correctness (or more precisely, lack thereof in my opinion) of the idea. It removes the conflict between ID and science by allowing those teaching science and those teaching ID outside of science curricula (if they're forced to do so) to explicitly delimit its bounds - and places it on par with all other 'faith based' movements or belief systems in the competition for classroom time.

Posted by jbz at November 18, 2005 5:15 PM | TrackBack

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