August 02, 2005

Unintelligent proponent

News item:

President Bush said Monday he believes schools should discuss "intelligent design" alongside evolution when teaching students about the creation of life.

During a round-table interview with reporters from five Texas newspapers, Bush declined to go into detail on his personal views of the origin of life. But he said students should learn about both theories, Knight Ridder Newspapers reported.

"I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought," Bush said. "You're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, the answer is yes."

Sounds reasonable but isn't. Why would you want to expose people to ideas that have repeatedly been refuted over the past 100 years? Do you want to teach people that iron can be turned into gold too?


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Posted by Linkmeister at August 2, 2005 08:46 AM | TrackBack

After the Bolton recess appointment yesterday, I was already in a rotten lousy mood. This bit of news made me wild. I am so sick and tired of the theocratization of America. I hate these people and *their* hatred of rational thought.

Posted by: Kate at August 2, 2005 09:07 AM