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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Here's a Different Idea

If "people ought to be exposed to different ideas," as President Bush states (see post below), then I think we need to require Christian private schools to offer some equally valid alternative viewpoints to Christianity. This is especially true if we continue to give public funds to private schools in the form of vouchers.

For example, I'd like to see the Gaia Theory taught. Gaia encompasses a wide range of thought, from looking at the earth as "a self-organizing system which works in such a way as to keep its systems in some kind of equilibrium that is conducive to life," to viewing the earth as "a single unified organism; in this view the Earth's biosphere is consciously manipulating the climate in order to make conditions more conducive to life."

According to the Internet, which is never wrong: "Much more speculative versions of Gaia theory, including all versions in which it is held that the Earth is actually conscious or part of some universe-wide evolution, are currently held to be outside the bounds of science."

The last bit sounds like Intelligent Design.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the theorey that all liberals are full of crap?

9:48 AM

 
Blogger Truth or Death said...

Many Christian Schools do just that; teaching a wide variety of differing worldviews.

I went to a private Christian school and I actually learned about Gaia theory in the classroom.

11:17 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Colin,

You got a little problem there with that idea.

There are no equally valid viewpoints to Christianity.

Regretfully,

G-d

3:30 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy shit, you mention Horn's name and the HORNIES come a running.....interesting.

alachuapolitix rules!

4:10 PM

 

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