"This is how it works
Observation - observe what's occurring
Hypothesis - guess on why what occurred did so
Prediction - If we do X then Y will happen as we observed above
Testing/experimenting - Do X, control for everything and see if Y happens
Repeat and eventually arrive at a theory, repeat many more times and you have a law."
to start with: a. i have ma in philo, so i do believe the place to argue this is in philo, not natural science
b. this whole "lets agree to disagree" thing is easy way out of not defending/debating one's arguments and i do disagree with it
alrighty, indirect observation of macroevolution does not and will never make evolution a law. it will be and most likely always will be a theory unless we try to force evolution in a closed experiment. this would be quite difficult to do since evolution according to its own theory takes thousands of years to fully take place.
as for ID, it is not natural science as of now. for the first time ever there are some major scientists trying to make it so, but yet again it could never be law. there is NO WAY we could EVER have direct observation of ID. it is theory and will be.
as for parents deciding what is in public school, not gov't, that becomes a sticky thing. gov't has said there is seperation of church and state. public schools ARE A BRANCH OF GOV'T. if you dont want to use, dont. im not going to get into another debate about vouchers etc.
oh and c. yes, i am a devout Christian who had looked at going into Seminary. so dont try and go after me for touting evolution. im just saying that we have to realize as of now it is not natural science, and therefore cannot be put into public schools. try and make it a theory, which will be difficult due to its own teachings and the resistance of most natural scientists out there, and then you can try and get it in.
as for bush, he is just plain evil and dumb
sorry i had to put that in. i do not have time to debate, it would take another thread. start it if you would like