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Science professor approves non-science in science class

It's a sad thing when a science teacher exclaims that it would be all right to teach something that is not science in the science classroom. Thomas Crowley, professor of geosciences at the University of Edinburgh, does just that.
However, if [intelligent design is] included at all, it should still take only a small amount of total class time to discuss. And it is essential for any teacher to point out that, even if "soft creationism" and "intelligent design" are true, they cannot be considered science until they make predictions that can be falsified.
They cannot be considered science, and yet they could be taught in science class.

Sure, why not? It's not like the students have a problem keeping several exclusive conversations going at the same time (chat, phone, messenger, TV, etc. - I'm pretending I know what they all are). The teachers could talk about science and non-science in science class, and no on needs to get bored. And we can talk about science in all the other classes, too, of course. I'd love to be able to go to church and talk about science, telling the Christians about the alternative creation myths and what science has to say about it. I'm sure they would be thrilled in the middle of the sermon.

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