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Subject:  ID in the classroom Date:  2/16/2006  3:23 PM
Author:  NutFlush Number:  7940 of 27171

So what is so wrong with teaching ID as an alternative to Evolution in the classroom? Could a class "help students apply critical thinking to questions about evolution and Intelligent Design”? Here's how one school went about it:

The teacher assigned to develop the syllabus and teach the class is the soccer coach, certified to teach Geography and Health. "She quickly admits she is not certified to teach science."

One speaker scheduled to speak on behalf of evolution died 18 months before. Other speakers were put on the list without their permission.

As part of the course, 24 videos will be shown. When the teacher was asked about the videos, she said “I don't know. They were lent to me by a friend. They are at my house. I haven't watched them yet.” Apparently not a single school official has any idea what the videos contain.

According to the course description, "Physical and chemical evidence will be presented suggesting the earth is thousands of years old, not billions."

The teacher writes: "The idea of this class was not created on the spur of the moment. I believe that this is the class that the Lord wanted me to teach. And despite all odds, I am teaching the class."

Is this how ID will be showcased in our classrooms?

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