Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Bush: Intelligent Design Should Be Taught

The Associated Press reports that
President Bush said Monday he believes schools should discuss 'intelligent design' alongside evolution when teaching students about the creation of life.
I suppose this is just another so-what news report. Of course Bush would say something as foolish as this. It's hardly worth printing. Is this really news?

What isn't but should be reported is the damage this sort of pandering to the foolishness does to the future of this country. Instead of supporting science education, Bush is telling everyone who listens to him – and unfortunately, that is still too many people — that science doesn't matter. There are lots of smart people around the world. It will be difficult enough for this country to maintain its leadership even if we work as hard as possible. We will certainly fail if this represents the sort of thinking our leadership urges on us.

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