Thursday, April 06, 2006


Here in Quebec, we don't really have the debate between those to thesis. We kicked out religion from everywhere couple of years ago ! But it seems that there's maybe the beginning of a debate in Canada. By Daily Transcript I fall on Montreal Gazette's article about the denieing of a grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada(SSHRC) to professor Brian Alters, the director of McGill's Evolution Education Research Centre. The title of the grant is: Detrimental effects of popularizing anti-evolution's intelligent design theory on Canadian students, teachers, parents, administrators and policymakers. They refuse it "on the grounds that he'd failed to provide the panel with ample evidence that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is correct". Alter said "Evolution is not an assumption and intelligent design is pseudo-science", and this is also my opinion and the opinion of the majority of scientific community. The SSHRC respond he don't show the "adequate justification for the assumption in the proposal that the theory of evolution, and not intelligent design theory, was correct." He didn't need to show it ! As he said "The theory of evolution is well-established science, while intelligent design is a form of religious belief." So please, SSHRC don't be stupid ! I don't want to start blogging about ID, here in Quebec. Can we leave it to U.S. ?


Blogger LaVon said...

Intelligent Design is just a bad theory because of what it implicates. Hell, people war over religion. To place any value on this theory in normal cirriculum promotes religious inequality.

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