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    • Memok
    • 19.09.05 | 17:21 (IDT)

    I had an orthodox jewish schooling, K-12, in New Jersey. I learned much about biology and zoology, but the religious administration skirted the evolution issue. I still learned about genes and the necessity of survival, but they never went so far as to say that life evolved. In Talmud class we leaned that God created the world exactly as it is, but not in science class, and an emphasis was put on keeping the two separate. I first started learning about Darwinism when I went to university, but it was not a problem for me because the ideas of genetic drift and natural selection had already been taught. I study anthropology now and am heavily dependent on Darwinism in my research, but I am still an Orthodox Jew. I can understand a parent who wants their child to receive an education that does not conflict with the religious beliefs. I can also understand an atheist parent who does not want their child exposed to overtly religious ideas. For this reason neither should be taught in grade school or high school. There is enough biological knowledge that jives with both theories to be taught in schools, so that a child who goes to university can ultimately draw his own conclusions and make his own choices without any lack of knowledge regarding the scientific fundamentals that both theories are based on.

    from the article: The absurdity of intelligent design
    First published 00:00 19.09.05 | Last updated 00:00 19.09.05
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