Tuesday, August 02, 2005

(un)Intelligent Design

On Monday, Bush went on record to say that he believes students should be taught "intelligent design" in addition to evolution when learning about the origins of life.

"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 president said.

I’m sure the "different ideas" Bush is talking about come from a variety of sources, like the Old Testament and, um . . . the New Testament. That’s what I call well-rounded education.

Of course, there's the whole thing about evolution being supported by a couple centuries of scientific study and intelligent design being supported by speculation, but who’s keeping track?

Hail to the Chief.

--Matthew McCoy