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    Re: Should schools teach Father Georges Lemaitre's creation theory as part of their science curricul

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    True you cannot prove God did anything (or even exists) but we can prove God did not create all the species as they are today. because new species have been observed to evolve.

    So we have you belief with 0 evidence against a proven and observed scientific fact
    God made bacteria with the ability to adapt. That is not evolution unless evolution is just another name for built in abilities to adapt.

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    Re: Should schools teach Father Georges Lemaitre's creation theory as part of their science curricul

    Quote Originally Posted by marke View Post
    God made bacteria with the ability to adapt. That is not evolution unless evolution is just another name for built in abilities to adapt.
    Again you appear to have absolutely no clue what evolution is.
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    Re: Should schools teach Father Georges Lemaitre's creation theory as part of their science curricul

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    Again you appear to have absolutely no clue what evolution is.
    Of course I remain ignorant of the supposed array of facts which prove beyond doubt that evolution explains human development from dumb beasts.

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    Re: Should schools teach Father Georges Lemaitre's creation theory as part of their science curricul

    Quote Originally Posted by marke View Post
    Of course I remain ignorant of the supposed array of facts which prove beyond doubt that evolution explains human development from dumb beasts.
    You display a complete lack of knowledge about the subject
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    Re: Should schools teach Father Georges Lemaitre's creation theory as part of their science curricul

    Quote Originally Posted by Xelor View Post
    Red:
    • What Is the Big Bang Theory?
      • "The Big Bang Theory is the leading explanation about how the universe began."
    • The Origin of the Universe
    • Three Theories that Might Blow Up the Big Bang
      • "In the standard interpretation of the Big Bang, which took shape in the 1960s, the formative event was not an explosion that occurred at some point in space and time—it was an explosion of space and time. In this view, time did not exist beforehand."

    If a theory that posits how the universe came into existence isn't a creation theory, I don't know what is; moreover, I can think of no better place to teach Lemaitre's creation theory than in science classes, no matter one's stance on its veracity/accuracy.
    Science class is not like a philosophy class. The veracity/accuracy of a claim is of critical importance. The big (expansion) theory is not a creationist theory because it does not posit a creation.

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    Re: Should schools teach Father Georges Lemaitre's creation theory as part of their science curricul

    Quote Originally Posted by marke View Post
    God made bacteria with the ability to adapt. That is not evolution unless evolution is just another name for built in abilities to adapt.
    Adaptations are a huge part of evolutionary theory.

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    Re: Should schools teach Father Georges Lemaitre's creation theory as part of their science curricul

    Quote Originally Posted by Xelor View Post
    Should public schools teach Roman Catholic priest Georges Lemaitre's creation theory in science classes?
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    • Schools should teach the/a non-Catholic version of his theory.


    Personally, I would never cotton to a public school's teaching Creationism, but private schools can teach whatever they want, and they definitely should teach Lemaitre's creation theory as part of their science curricula, and Christian one's should include it in their theology curricula.


    ETA:
    I was raised in the Episcopal faith, but Lemaitre's creation theory is good enough AFAIC.
    Since Georges LeMaitre's ideas were supported by Edwin Hubble's observations several years after LeMaitre published his ideas on cosmic creation, it makes perfect sense to teach his theory of cosmic creation in Science classes. Beside being an ordained priest, LeMaitre was an excellent mathematician and a visionary scientist. He also was a decorated war hero from WWI. The fact that he was ordained to the preisthood should make no difference to whether or not to teach his ideas in science classes.

    Roger Bacon was an English Medieval monk and a scientist whose work was centuries ahead of his time. The fact that he was a monk does not change his many contributions to scientific history. Being associated with a religious institution does not disqualify one from contributing to science.

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