[quote=“ac_dropout”]Not only does the theory have to be published and stand up to peer-reviews. There has too be a large consensus in the field.
That is the reason why String Theory and Chaos Theory is not taught in highschool. These are very controversial theories in science.
To the best of my knowledge Intelligent Design is a political tool.[/quote]
I agree, ac. I think, that another reason string and chaos theory aren’t taught at the high school levels is because they’re too complex to fit within a general-education framework. Evolution, on the other hand, isn’t.
But there are likely other reasons, too. Reasons that have less to do with science and more to do with political power. Try to think like an opportunistic red-state conservative for a sec.
AC says, “We can’t teach chaos theory in our schools because no large consensus exists about its validity. The same thing is true for ID. In fact, the consensus is far less for ID than for chaos or string theory. Our conclusion, therefore, should be that ID cannot be taught for the same reason we don’t teach our kids about chaos theory.”
Opportunistic conservative: "[url=http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/op-ed/perkins/20041210-9999-lz1e10perkins.html]Now, I’m no holy roller. I do not expect everyone to share my religious faith. I respect the right of others not to believe in a supreme being.
But what offends me is the contempt that the atheist minority has for the overwhelming majority of us who do believe in God. What angers me is that the atheist minority is waging an unholy war against God, against religion, in communities throughout the once-fair land. [/url]*
In fact, here we have an atheist who would teach a theory about disorder, about chaos in the universe, before he would teach students about any intelligent design of our universe. Which is more important to our students’ educations, disorder or God’s order?
My conclusion, therefore, is that we must make a stand for God. God’s order must be preferred to disorder, and we shouldn’t teach our children about evolution for the same reason we don’t teach our kids about chaos theory."
Who do you think’s going to win that argument in red America, ac?
*–Language courtesy of a real-life, opportunistic conservative, Joseph Perkins.