Bush: Intelligent Design Should Be Taught
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." The theory of intelligent design says life on earth is too complex to have developed through evolution, implying that a higher power must have had a hand in creation.
Yeah, except that "intelligent design" isn't a theory, it's an idea. Evolution is a theory based on evidence. Intelligent design is a shot in the dark based on religious convictions. It's not science and has no place in the classroom other than a religion class. Good job, Mr President.