Monday, August 08, 2005

Religion and science are best taught separately

In a piece from the Ashville Citizen-Times, Christians are once again invited to a long walk off a short pier when it comes to deciding how and what our youngsters are taught. Religion and science are best taught separately

In a recent Newsweek magazine column, George Will explained the issue eloquently. "The problem with intelligent-design theory," he wrote, "is not that it is false but that it is not falsifiable: Not being susceptible to contradicting evidence, it is not a testable hypothesis. Hence it is not a scientific but a creedal tenet - a matter of faith, unsuited to a public school's science curriculum."

I remember reading this at the time, maybe a month or so ago. It's as much hogwash now as it was then. Don't get me wrong, I like George Will, but he's missed it on this one. There is no box large enough to put the Living God in. He saw fit, in His Word, to comment on biology, physics, economics, sociology, psychology, zoology, astronomy, and on and on. He's not restrained by our postmodern notion that faith is for "spiritual" stuff and the "sciences" are for everything else.