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Intelligent Design Commentaries - The Ultimate Starter of the Universe
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By Ray Tapajna
A little child asks, "Where did I come from?"
But when the child grows up he or she cannot ask the question in science class. This is nonsensical, especially since Charles
Darwin himself questioned his findings late in life, as if he were a child again. If the big bang can be discussed in
science class based on imagination, then certainly something like intelligent design should be discussed too.
the past, philosophy acted as a buffer between religon and science. Today, for the most part, we have only
a survey or history of philosophy. Philosophy is the study of being as being. It is the missing link today.
evolved from this vacuum. Students in any class including science, should be able to ask about the ultimate starter of the
universe. It is only a natural thing to do. It is part of evolving as Charles Darwin did.
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Clash over evolution is ideal as an exercise in philosophy.
( Philosophy should
be studied in our schools )
By: Kenneth J. Palko
Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Notre Dame College
ongoing debate between Intelligent Design and the theory of evolution provides a compelling reason as to why philosophy
should be studied in our schools.
Currently, the subject of philosophy is all but absent in our nation's
K-12 curriculum. Philosophy is the appropriate subject in which both models may be introduced and critically studied, side
by side. Philosophy encompasses all areas of human inquiry, including religion and science. Important questions are asked
and explored: What is science? What is religion? How are they similar ( ultimately, both attempt to understand the world)
and how do they differ (religion allows supernatural explanations)? Such exploration raises deeper, timeless, epistemological
and metaphysical questions.
The debate by no means is a new one. A thousand years before Christianity, Greek philosophers
debated mythos verses logos. The study of philosophy invites, students to think and comt to their own informed conclusions.
We can end the debate concering the teaching of Intelligent Design, which split our nation, by introducing philosophy into
our schools, curriculum.
( Science exists.
Religion exists but do they exist alone or are they are not necessarily separate from one another. Our state schools
are dangerously at a level where they are teaching a certain kind of state religion by abstraction of anything seemingly