By placing the idea that there's a drift towards ID in science lessons,which I doubt anyway, in the same paragraph with the notion,which I gather is true,that the number doing hard sciences has decreased you obviously intend to connect them causally.
In the sense that I frown on both.
All those reasons,and there may be others are a more likely explanation than the asserted drift towards ID in science lessons.
Which is why the teaching of Evolution must be preserved, not just preserved, but ensured that it teaches real scientific thinking.
I'm saying you teleologised to suit your argument and that is self-serving.The assertion serves the same function.
Spendi, I have no idea what teleologising means, let alone have the capability of deliberately doing it to suit my argument.
Taught either way, you get what you want, students being taught to be morally righteous and not to go overboard with applying evolution to everything.
You mean I presume that ID-iots can have a valid say in which case they are not idiots.
No, because ID has nothing to do with morals or ethics. It is presenting a false view and unscientific view to the students as truth. ID is not equal to ethics. It may be equal to Christian theology, but that has nothing to do with science. Nothing, absolutely nothing. Ethics and Christian theology are two different things.
The failure to answer my question about teaching evolution and "belief" in the same school is the cause of this irenics and the subsequent infighting and discrediting of the teachers,the school and the educational system.
Irenics as in promoting peace? infighting and discrediting of the teachers?
I personally don't think it will happen and cannot see a reason why it should happen. Unless you of course, the students are as stupid as you imply they are.
Why is applying evolution to everything going "overboard"? You can't go picking and choosing with scientific principles. If some aspects of evolutionary theory disturb your sensibilities so what?
I don't pick and choose my scientific principles. I don't apply scientific theories to everything willy-nilly underneath the Sun. That is your biggest presumption, that we must apply scientific principles to everything.
I don't apply evolution to how I live, because as far as I'm concerned there is no need. Ever heard of natural selection? It's called natural for a reason, you know. Speeding evolution up is hubris and wrong. Look at what the Nazis did. Students are taught that the Nazis were wrong and the Nazis in history classes are painted as evil.
Let things happen the way they should, I say, without direct conscious interference. We must not consciously select against those that are inferior. There is no need. Allow them to breed, should they wish. Whatever genes they do have that really are inferior will be naturally bred out of the gene pool without any need for us to intercede.
Evolution happens naturally. Animals don't deliberately go out of their way to start eugenics programs. We, not since the Nazis anyway, have not done anything like that.
After all, applying evolution to every aspect of life is like applying the theory of gravity or the theory of entropy to everything in life. It's nonsensical.
Why?I certainly apply the theory of gravity to every aspect of my life and I'm inclined to do the same with the entropy idea as well.
Very well. Then you shouldn't complain about infighting and and discrediting of the teachers, schools and education system. Entropy states that things should go that way, if you apply it to that particular aspect of our life, that is.