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Let's face it, intelligent design and evolution do not go hand in hand. The mere existance of science talking about evolution is one of the strongest threats to religion in existence.
While I honestly believe that people should be given all information and allowed to form opinions and learn on their own. I don't believe children should be taught everything. If one were to teach both evolution and intelligent design to students, it will 1) be forcing certain religious beliefs on children, 2) depending on what age they start teaching both of them, learning the two combined will be incredibly confusing.
Therefore, only one should be taught in school and if parent's don't agree with the final outcome, well they will just have to be responsible adults and teach their kids the one they feel they should learn.
Now, I firmly believe that evolution is the proper choice to be taught in schools. Evolution has more scientific background and without it many of the more advanced ideas that our children must learn will be lost or left til much later in life. For example: Plants are created before sunlight is created in the bible, which means that a biblical approach to science must challenge the idea of photosynthesis. In addition, Stars are created prior to the sun and moon in the bible, which means that a biblical approach to science must challenge our working cosmological model. This is just two example where the two clash and could possibly affect more advanced classes.
Finally, our own consitution calls for a seperation of church and state. Thus teaching intelligent design crosses that line. Public school are considered part of the state.
What do you think?