Friday, November 21, 2008

ID in Australia

There is now fear that the new science curriculum being proposed in Australia may ban the teaching of ID altogether. A report in the Age states:

THE body representing Christian schools has expressed fears the unfinished national curriculum — which private schools will have to adopt as a condition of their Commonwealth funding — may ban the teaching of intelligent design.

The executive officer of the Australian Association of Christian Schools, Robert Johnston, said children should be encouraged to critique the science of evolution and he was worried the national curriculum could prevent schools from exploring alternative theories for the development of the universe.

Not sure what kind of evolution is being referred to here. ID doesn't address Big Bang cosmology directly, and biological evolution doesn't deal with origin of the universe questions. This may just be general unease. Won't know until more comes out.

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