You can’t buy quotes like this…
Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, said evolution is taught in some classrooms as if it were scientific fact although the theory, developed in the 19th century by Charles Darwin, is neither observable, repeatable or testable and is not solid science. [I wonder if he’s worried about H5N1 spreading to humans. Or antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Oh wait, things don’t evolve. Silly me. (Evolution via natural selection is a proven fact, that occurs even now as we speak.) –RR]
Kern said her bill does not promote a particular religious point of view but promotes critical thinking by students by exposing them to all sides of a scientific debate.
“This bill is not about a belief in God. It is not about religion. It is about science,” Kern said. “I’m not asking for Sunday school to be in a science class.” [yet… –RR]
Evolution teaches that all organisms are connected by genealogy and have changed through time through several processes, including natural selection.
Intelligent design teaches that life is so well-ordered that it must have been created by a higher power. Critics argue that the theory is merely repackaged creationism [which the courts have confirmed –RR], which teaches that the Earth and all life were created by God.
“Do you think you come from a monkeyman?” said Rep. Tad Jones, R-Claremore. “Did we come from slimy algae 4.5 billion years ago or are we a unique creation of God? I think it’s going to be exciting for students to discuss these issues.” [It’s always about our pride — we are special… –RR]
“God truly is the creator of heaven and Earth, but I can’t prove that,” said Rep. Al Lindley, D-Oklahoma City.
Without proof, the assertion is meaningless.