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28 March
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:      No
Is intelligent design science?      No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.     Science is a process, a way of knowing. Science calls for close observation and formulation of TESTABLE hypothesis to explain natural phenomena. Natural phenomena include origins of life, the reproductive system, chemical reactions, etc. Intellegent Design CANNOT be tested. It proposes NO hypotheses: no hypotheses no science. In fact, Intelligent Design proposes for things that mysterious or 'too-good to be random' must be so because of an Entity made it so. You can test this. it can't be obseved, measured or manipulated. Regrettably, I think many people who think ID is okay or at least should be introduced are naive. the general public's understanding of what science is mangles. Science is not an acculumation of facts or important medical discoveries. Science is an endeavor. It is an action verb. Science is the action of obseving, thinking, critically evaluating. manipulating variables, modifying apparati, calculating, writing, revision of any of the above. Intelligent design does not promote any of these ACTIONS. It promotes the idea of accepting a position or fact simply becuase it has been presented. ID cannot survice the rigors of scientific scrutiny.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.     Spaghetti Alien theory: the unknown designer that makes everything in the world as it is. Complete randomness: Everything is by chance. Observed patterns of similarity are all coincidental. Nothing can be tested, manipulated, modele or explain. It just happens.
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?    I do not know of any. Intelligent Design calls for one to have faith in a designer's existence. This is not science. ID could be addressed in a philosophy or humanities course. but it should not to taught as SCIENCE.

19 February
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?      No
Is intelligent design science?      Yes
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.     Evolutionist scientists claim that scientists who are proponents of ID have done no work to produce evidence of ID. The ID proponents are never the less scientifically trained and qualified to draw conclusions about scientific eveidence regardless of who produced the evidence. What would be thought of an artist who paints a picture, says it is a picture of a dog when any objective observer can plainly see it is a painting of a car, then tells the observer he is not qualified to draw conclusions about the content of the painting because he did not paint it?
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.     Creationism. Though similar to ID in that it claims a creator being, it claims that the creation did not occur gradually over millions of years.
Since an arguement against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?     Irreducable complexity, the argument that the intermediates of soem of the biological mechanisms we see today would be so inconducive to survival that natural selection would not have "selected" the organism for survival.

06 February
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.    Intelligent design can't be tested scientifically.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.    Creationism
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?    There is no scientific evidence only faith based evidence.

03 February
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     Yes
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     There is no way to disprove it.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.    Creationism.
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?    There is none.

30 January
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.    Intelligent Design is not science because it has no testable hypotheses, is not developed from evidence and does not explain or predict anything.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.     The earth may (or may not) be an expirement conducted by mice.
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?     There is no evidence for intelligent design until the designer is prepared to step forward with some convincing detail.

27 January
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.: The scientific method cannot be applied to intelligent design. It cannot be tested, nor proven.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.: The earth was created by aliens from other galaxies.
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?: There is no scientific evidence to support intelligent design.

21 January
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     ID is not testable. ID evokes the super natural, where science can address questions only in the relm of nature.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     Gensis
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:      No scientific evidence exist

16 January
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     No way to test
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     Voodoo
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     None

23 December
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     Yes
Is intelligent design science?:     Yes
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     Because science is the search for truth, and Jesus is the truth.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     screwed-up design, not-so intelligent design, creationism
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     Jesus.

17 December
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     first of all, religion shouldn't even try to imitate science. the basis of religion is faith and the basis of science is evidence and rational. the church is sacrificing its credibility for transient popularity
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     science itself does not automatically refute God. If there is a key, there must be a keymaker. However, god may have made it so evolution occured but he didn't step in and change anything

13 December
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     ID is not science for 2 main reasons:
1) scientific theories are based on evidence that is collected and shared with others in peer-evaluated journals. ID does not have evidence to support it claims.
2. A scientific theory is set up to be tested. Scientists build a theory upon facts & evidentce only to try and "knock it down", to see if it can stand up to scrunity,a "hard look", to try and disprove. ID can't be "disproved" because one can't "test" an "intelligent designer" and disprove that a superior intelligent designer exists.

Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     Many alternative ideas can exist albiet not scientfically. For example what if all species were mutations like cancer cells from a mother organism. (Fun idea, but not science!)
Since an arguement against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     None really that I can think of

8 December
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:    No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     Intelligent design is intended to promote religous doctrine.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     Acknowledgement by educators that some people do not believe in evolution should be sufficient.
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:


7 December
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     science relies on well-established procedures that apply reason; intelligent design is pure speculation
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     Students need to know the basis of the evolution information; then a simple statement: "some religions teach a different view of the chronology of life on earth. You must make up your own mind on the this subject. Do not expect your teacher to tell you what to believe."
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:


6 December
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     it's not
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:    anything at all
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     none


Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     The focus should be on teaching scientific content and processes in science classes in grades K-12. A School District science curriculum should be standards based and address criteria for Science, Technology, Environment, and Ecology. Evolution instruction includes information about fossil records, mutation, natural selection, genetic drift, inherited traits, Earth's development and survival vs. extinction. Alternatively, a School District can offer philosophy and comparative religion courses that can address the intelligent design theory, but don't promote any certain idea.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     N/A
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     N/A
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     Intelligent design is a philosophical idea that can be explored independent of evolution science.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     Aliens??? Evolution is happening, but we still don't know why
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     the marvelous universe is compelling and I think that more wonder about existence should be part of science, but in a very free-thinking way
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     "Intelligent Design" is simply a belief. Sience must be proven or observed.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     I have an "intelligent design" for Math. I believe we should only teach computer and calculator use. Should we now do away with learning addition and multiplication, since I really believe it is the thing to do???????
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     The only evidence is a book written by people who believe only in their own unproven ideas. Guess which book I am talking about?
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     It cannot be tested and disproved. Thus, it isn't science.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     The argument for intelligent design is a philosophical and/or religious one. The reasoning is different, and it does not rest on material testable proof.

5 December
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     Is not...cannot be tested or proven...does not meet the criteria for science
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     ??? it does not belong in science class regardless...social studies or philosophy maybe
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     There isnt!


Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     Yes
Is intelligent design science?:     Yes
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     Science is a "method" of seeking facts. This requires critical thinking and critical analysis. If any area or topic is restricted, then how is that going to produce students who can think and analyze on their own? I don't see history, Language Arts or other disciplines afraid of a healthy dose of "free thinking."
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     Present the facts...pros and cons...strength and weaknesses of all possibilities of how life became as it is. Keep in mind that observation is the backbone for the scientific method, but not everything that claims to be "science" is scientific.
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     "Proof?" Maybe you need to define what "proof" is. For example, I could argue that this website is prejudice and already determine where it stands...but there is nothing on the webpage to provide this proof. Does that means it is not prejudice? Censored topics are dead ends. To discuss and debate, however, permits facts to surface and people clarify what they accept as truth.
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     It cannot be proved or disproved by any type of scientific evidence and therefore is in the realm of belief, not science. I have no problem teaching this idea in a philosphy or religion class, but it does not belong in a science class!
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students.     Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.: I am unaware of any others regarding the origins of life. Supporters are just saying this in an attempt to make an unreasonable position sound reasonable.
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     None, unless one considers the Bible to be a scientific text.
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     Science should be based on testable or observable material. The use of supernatural forces to explain something is NOT science.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     Transfer of life from other planets to earth by extraterrestrials.
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     There is no evidence. ID is a belief only.
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     It is based on hearsay and is not supported by any evidence.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     That crop circles, bright lights in the sky and other unexplained phenomena are evidence of beings not of this earth.
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     There is none that I am aware of.

4 December
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:    No
Is intelligent design science?:    No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:
    Intelligent design is not science because it does not conform to the standard measures or tests that are required of things considered to be science. Rather than being tested following scientific procedures attempts are being made to pass laws to make intelligent design a science.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:
    There is the Theistic Evolution idea that, while evolution has happened, it was all set in motion by God.
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:
    I am unaware of any proof for intelligent design, including proof that there is even a 'designer'.


Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:    No
Is intelligent design science?:    No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     Non-testable hypothesis: admitting ID is science would open up 'science' to any idea, regardless of whether it is based in observable or verifiable fact or not.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     astrology, psychic phenomena, ESP, water divining, fairies at the bottom of the garden, crystal spheres holding up the stars...
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:    none
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     There is no way to verify it except for "I believe" it.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     Aliens, many many years ago, seeded the earth with the proto-humans and we are their descendants; (b) we are the offspring of humans from another planet fleeing the tyrany of the Cylons.
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     There is one book that starts off, "In the beginning, ..."
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     Is not testable, makes no predictions, is not based on natural laws.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     The pyramids (and other great structures from ancient civilizations) were actually built by visitors from space.
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     There is no evidence. It is a nice idea that many believe. Religion is a good thing (mostly), but it isn't science and shouldn't be included in science classes.
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     1.Considering the state of violence in the universe, physical and social, 'no inteligence would create such a mess! Not the caring one created in works of ancient myth. Other than personal belief, there in no indicator of intelegent design. It can't be tested in any manner other than belief, so then by definition it must be cosidered religious dogma. I would love to be able to blame something for all that befalls us and not in any way be responsible for the state of man.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     1. My take on creative design is 'IF' the universe was created by an intelegence, it was with, or prior to the big bang and evolution has been random within the physical parameters of time-space-matter/energy and within this dimension. Events before or during the big bang seem at this time to be unavailable to science therefore are only open to speculation. So why sould a myth of intelligent design be taught as antithesis of science when the science of evolution in part can be proven with todays technology.
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     1. By philsosophy, assuming one believes an intelligent creator is responsible for all the universe and is presently in control of said universe and allows all that happens at least socially on the earth, then one must declare that entity, either criminally insane or or at least an uncaring and absentee creator, however that is my stand and in no way supported by facts, just as theory of intellegent design offers no measurable support.
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     Does not meet the requirements for science.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     Coincidence Multiple gods competing
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     None
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     Intelligent design is simply an opinion that the Earth and its creatures were created by a higher intelligence. There is no way to prove this idea by the scientific method.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     Are there any plausible alternatives? Would creation myths from other societies be taught? What about theories of extra terrestrials visiting Earth and "helping" earthlings build civilzations and procreate (a la Chariots of the Gods)? Personally I would rather see that kind of material taught in a philosophy or history of science class.
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     There is no real evidence for intelligent design, that I am aware of.
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     Yes
Is intelligent design science?:     Yes
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     I belive that God created the universe and all in it. Things I don't belive just happend by chance. How could this beautifull Universe just happen without Intelligent Design ?
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     I dont think evolution could have started this process.
Since an arguement against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     Things just don't happen by there selfe!
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     Its Religion, a specific religion.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     It is a religious opinion
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     No
Is intelligent design science?:     No
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     Absolutely no way to verify, as it is by definition supernatural.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     Pointless. The best theory is evolution, so why waste time on onverifiable ones. Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?: None, since there can be no evidence against it.
Should Law(s) be passed that would require teachers to teach intelligent design?:     Yes
Is intelligent design science?:     Yes
Explain how intelligent design is or is not science.:     It is a mystery that can be talked about and looked at from so many different angles, not all ideas are wrong or right but they all get people to think.
Supporters of intelligent design have said that alternative ideas should be taught to students. Give an example of an alternative idea other than evolution or intelligent design.:     I don't have one.
Since an argument against something is not proof to support an alternate idea, what evidence is there for intelligent design?:     As long as humans have been in exsistance, know one has been able to prove that the heavens and earth wasn't by intelligent design. Also know one has been able to prove evolution from the beginning or any other idea. Yes, I believe that there has been evolution but that was not the beginning.




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