Evolution: Theory or Dogma?

Evolution: Theory or Dogma?

TWO headteachers at a Scottish primary school who allowed members of a US creationist Christian religious sect into classrooms have been removed from their posts, it emerged last night.

Headteacher Alexandra MacKenzie and her deputy Elizabeth Mockus – who job-share at Kirktonholme Primary School in East Kilbride – are to be “redeployed” to backroom duties while South Lanarkshire Council carries out an investigation,

Education chiefs want to determine why the Church of Christ sect had been allowed into the school to work as classroom assistants for the last eight years.

South Lanarkshire Council last night issued a statement confirming both 
senior teachers had been removed from their posts and temporary headteachers put in their place.

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  • John Shacklefree

    The debate about evolution would be clarified if we distinguish between micro-evolution i.e evolution within a species and macro-evolution which is evolution across the species barrier. We can breed pigeons to fly faster, or cows to produce milk and we can know that the first example of Suffolk Punch horse back was in the18th century so we can reasonably conclude that evolution can come about within species as a result of the actions of deliberate intent by breeders. However, the proponents of macro-evolution insist that the living things evolved from inert chemical BY CHANCE and not by intelligent design because the underlying sub-text is that if things happened by chance then God does not exist. It has now been scientifically proved to a high degree of certainty that evolution from inanimate chemicals to living forms is not scientifically credible so let’s always talk about evolution by random chance when we are discussing this issue so that we can be clear about what we mean.

    September 20, 2013 at 12:26 pm
  • John Shacklefree

    By the way the fact that our DNA may be similar to that of animals or plants could very easily be used to support the idea that there is one creator. Why would He bother using different mechanisms when one will do.

    September 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm
  • catholicconvert1

    Could someone clear something up for me? I find it heard to uphold Church teachings about the Virgin Birth and all the Miracles of Christ, and yet denounce evolution, specifically Macro-Evolution, as being false. How do you justify it?

    September 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm
    • Nicky

      There’s no connection at all between miracles and evolution. Are you saying that we could look at evolution as being a miracle? God works miracles usually sudden and with a definite purpose. Making the earth take millions of years to come together is hardly “sudden” and there seems no point to it.

      September 21, 2013 at 1:10 pm
  • catholicconvert1

    No, I’m not saying that evolution was a miracle.We know that God made the Virgin Birth happen to enable the conception of God the Son as the Saviour of the World, and that Christ’s miracles were to prove His divinity. How did you infer that?

    September 21, 2013 at 1:53 pm

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