I would like to bring some light to this discussion by
making a clear and unequivocal distinction between the
lumpy umbrella called "creation science," which has no
real meaning or purpose, and is used by the right-wing and
left-wing to blaspheme God, and the foundational concept
known as Natural Theology, of which I am an adherent:
Basically, Natural Theology, as opposed to being in conflict
with science, or having a political agenda, respects science
and nature, and simply looks at the order and organized chaos
in the world as possible evidentiary material in the quest
to ascertain whether our existence is random or directed,
whether we were an accident, or created. Natural Theology
is NOT something to be taught instead of science, but is
a philosophical interpretation of the metaphysical meaning
of scientific discovery. Quantum Mechanics, Superstring
Theory, General Relativity, and Evolution are in no way
replaced, usurped, or tainted by Natural Theology.
The problem is that the original concept of Natural
Theology, conceived of in the 1800s, has been highjacked in
modern times by right-wingers and left-wingers alike to suit
their own pro and anti religious agendas.
So, dear reader, please keep that in mind as you continue
this discussion. Thank you.