Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Bush Supports Intelligent Design

I can't believe I live in a country where the President supports teaching intelligent design in our public schools. I was a biology major in college and this is an outrage.

From the Washington Post:

"Although he said that curriculum decisions should be made by school districts rather than the federal government, Bush told Texas newspaper reporters in a group interview at the White House on Monday that he believes that intelligent design should be taught alongside evolution as competing theories.

"Both sides ought to be properly taught . . . so people can understand what the debate is about," he said, according to an official transcript of the session. Bush added: "Part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought. . . . You're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, and the answer is yes.""

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But let's get this straight: intelligent design is not a scientific theory!!

- Jean


At 9:15 AM, Blogger The Scrutinator said...

Intelligent design isn't a strictly naturalistic theory. Is that the same as scientific? You should make that distinction carefully.

Eschew fallacious thinking (e.g., "we've already settled this"; "all the smart people believe..."; "it's just like every ding-bat creationist theory"). Your post hints at some of these.

The main pillar of intelligent design is a series of observations about evolution. Consider how you'd succinctly address them in a way the common reader would understand. (Darwin's Black Box is a representative work.)


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