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News 8 Austin | Intelligent design debate brews controversy in Texas

October 17, 2008

ID, Galileo and Copernicus have a lot in common.  They were contrary to the prevailing scientific creed of their day.  True science prevails over arbitrarily imposed ‘scientific’ dictums.  Texas Freedom Network, evidently, has little trust in the in inherent science of evolution because they believe Darwin’s theory needs so much of their protection.  Anyway, true science is the result of continuous effort to understand in light of ongoing improvement in our skills to analyze, measure, evaluate and discover. TFN may temporarily block but it will eventually succumb to a tsunami of thirst for true scientific inquiry.

Intelligent design debate brews controversy in Texas
10/15/2008 8:49 PM
By: Bob Robuck

Some argue intelligent design undermines the theory of evolution.

There is a brewing controversy over who makes the decisions for your child’s science education.

The Texas Freedom Network, a nonpartisan organization that advances mainstream agendas in education, is concerned over the inclusion of three intelligent design supporters on the state’s Science Standards Review Panel.

“Intelligent design is essentially an undermining of the theory of evolution and sound science in our public schools, and we’re deeply disturbed by that,” TFN’s President Kathy Miller said.

Intelligent design

Three supporters of the theory are being included on the state’s Science Standards Review Panel.

 



One of the three targeted by TFN, panelist Dr. Ralph Seelke is a biology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

“Simply allowing the student to look at scientific evidence for and against something, that is not by any means, by any stretch of the imagination teaching intelligent design–which I do not want,” Seelke said.

Seelke said it’s important for students to look at all theories on how life came about and not just evolution.

Seelke and one other intelligent design supporter on the panel live outside of Texas.

The third is a professor at Baylor University in Waco.

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