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Creation college seeks state's OK to train teachers
The nonprofit Institute for Creation Research in Dallas wants to train future science teachers in Texas and elsewhere using an online curriculum. A state advisory group gave its approval Friday; now the final say rests with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, which will consider the request next month.
The institute's proposal comes amid a fierce debate over how to teach evolution â€“ the theory that humans and other species evolved from lower forms of life â€“ in Texas public schools.
Some advocacy groups are attacking the creation institute's plan, saying it's an attempt to undermine the teaching of science in public schools....
an attempt to undermine the teaching of science in public schools "They teach distorted science," said Eugenie Scott
What he means is that they teach observation and conclusion skills that disagree with the presupposed answers he has determined are absolute truth. Their scientific method is perfectly valid even tho their conclusions differ from the mainstream scientist's opinions.
"It just seems odd to license an organization to offer a degree in science when they're not teaching science," Mr. Quinn said.
Another guy who clearly has forgotten what the definition of science actually is. And these are the smart guys? :-P
It's a choice between believing a scientist who relys on a book claimed to be provided by a designer (and I agree), and on the other hand a guy claiming he is the product of millions of years of mutations and death and struggling, which he accepts by simply beliving that his opinion about present day fossils determins the reality of the past.
Both are based on faith, but one claims to have a reliable source. The other just claims his opinion is right.