The “Intelligent Design” Battle

In USA, there is now a battle between science supporters and “Intelligent Design” supporters over incorporation of “Intelligent Design” in science education standards. See, for example, Creationism in the Classroom: Florida and Texas, Then the Nation.

Due to the fundamental role of evolution in understanding biological processes, may I suggest that venture capitalists, investors and businesses specializing in medical, pharmaceutical and biotech technologies - boycott districts, states and countries, in which the educational establishment promotes “Creationism” and “Intelligent Design” over objections by scientists.

Furthermore, it would be a good idea to move existing factories out of those regions, in which the educational establishment does not meet its duty of educating, in science, future employees for those establishments.

2008 Mar 04 update:   see also Creationist Biologist Says Civil Rights Violated by Employer’s Insistence on Evolution.  This is a case, in which a research establishment, in which evolution plays a fundamental role, was sued by a creationist, who was asked to resign from his job there after revealing his creationist beliefs.

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Comment by Ira
2008-03-01 21:24:00

with the same logic, maybe all hitech should be moved out of Israel because we have a heavily theocratic government that has just voted for internet forced censorship.

Don’t be ridiculous. just because a school board votes for ID or creationism, it does not mean the parents who send their children there all agree with it and should be punished! The solution for ID idiocies is better education, but if you take away an industry there will be less people looking to get jobs in that industry and therefor less people seeking education to get into that industry. less education means more people staying in their old habits and false beliefs. By taking away the industry you are punishing a future generation of graduates to more backwards economy and way of thinking, which begats resentment and more stupid generations of students.

what you really want to do is have venture capitalists invest in the children’s future, and donate to private schools to accept children of low-mean families who want good science education for their kids, and they get a next generation of better people. that’s good for both them and their country, unlike investments in startups of which 19 out of 20 go belly up.

btw, I highly recommend you install a comment subscription plug-in, since I’ll probably not remember to come back and check if there’s a discussion to keep up with…

 
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