There was a scientist guy debating a religion driven gal and Anderson Cooper was the host. The scientist and the gal were treated on equal footing.
The gal kept saying that students in school need to know about all possibilities.
Now that is a serious indictment of CNN/Time Warner. What a waste of "news" time.
"The gal kept saying that students in school need to know about all possibilities."
So she wanted science classes to teach all the many different creation myths (including Sgallan's dragon), each of which is equally possible of being true? And when will there be any time to teach science?
Science, schmience. CNN's advertisers are happy because of the ratings, and we can all send money to the organization represented by the woman who said with a straight face, I'm sure, that our children need to be taught "all" of the different possibilities (meaning, really, only "some" of the different possibilities, or, actually, specifically, her take on the possibilitie--which excludes any spaghetti monster theories).
The one question Anderson Cooper asked the scientist that got under my skin was: "Doesn't she have a point to teach some God theories in schools might be appropriate since more than 50% of Americans say they believe God created the Earth?". The scientist replied: "Just because people believe so doesn't mean its valid".
In response to Spider: The gal said that in case science classes cannot fit God theories in their curriculum, she would be in favor of creating some class called "Science philosophy" where such divine theories could be "scientifically explored" and gaps in such theories as evolution exposed..
The point is you teach science in science class and religion in religion class. People are free to believe whatever they want, but they aren't free to introduce a totally different discipline into a curriculum. Do parochial schools teach the big bang and evolution as possible alternatives to Biblical creation (since "students need to know about all possibilities")?
When religion tries to debate science, I feel like religious views bring us back to Dark Ages.