Friday, August 19, 2005

Don't Say I Didn't Warn You

I've often thought that, if we force schools to teach ID alongside evolutionary theory, we will eventually have to teach Aristotelian physics alongside quantum mechanics. After all, the theory of universal gravitation is just a theory, and we ought not to prevent our students from being exposed to rival theories.

Apparently this has already happened without my even noticing it. According to a story in The Onion schools in Kansas are teaching a theory of "Intelligent Falling" to replace the theory of gravitation. Personally, I still prefer Aristotle's theory, but that's just me.

Yes, I know the Onion is satire. Please. What do you take me for? An Aristotelian? An ID theorist?

3 comments:

Apollodorus said...
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Scott Carson said...

I certainly wouldn't want to be too cocky about possible intelligences behind the man-made world!

Darwin said...

It wouldn't necessarily surprise me... Ten years back when I was looking for a college (young whipper-snapper that I am) a rep from Thomas Aquinas College came to our Catholic home school group and gave a talk in which he said he felt that the jury was still out on the question of heliocentrism vs. geocentrism, because the geocentrists in many ways had a more cohesive philosophy.

I tried to break it to him that neither the sun nor the earth was the center of the universe, and that the question had more to do with physics than philosophy, and my failure to get this accross to him was one of my main reasons for not going there...