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At an education forum at the University of Northern Iowa this afternoon, GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said she favored the teaching of intelligent design and creationism in schools, saying that just teaching the science of evolution would be “censorship by government.” Asked by a Catholic student why it’s not a violation of the separation of church and state for a public school to teach the religiously-tinged theories, Bachmann said evolution is just a “theory”…

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7 thoughts on “Bachmann: Teaching Only Evolution Is ‘Censorship’

  1. Just as we say actually reading the bible is one of the best ways of becoming an atheist, I actually think presenting the tenets of Intelligent Design in science classes may be one of the best ways of demonstrating the truth of evolution by natural selection (and some scientific principles in general).

    Science teaching isn’t about teaching static facts as much as it’s about teaching processes and logic – how ideas are tested, improved and either discarded or accepted as “true”. I think there’s value in doing a side-by-side comparison of the concepts of, and evidence, for ID and evolution, because in a fair test there’s only going to be one winner.

    The key phrase there is obviously “fair test”. The question is whether we can trust biology teachers to represent both concepts accurately.

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