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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Stupid is as stupid does

In light of President Bush's recent comments on teaching 'intelligent design' in schools across America, I thought it would be fun to examine the lunacy of this idea, and of course, heap a ton of scorn on Bush for being a gigantic idiot. Now, I'm not one for calling Bush names like fascist or Hitler or whatever, but I'm sorry, this is completely ignorant, irresponsible and embarrassing.

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."

There are reactions all over the blogosphere. (right and left) Don't forget to check out Charles Krauthammer and his smack down of this looney-fest.

I wasn't going to post on this subject, because I have before, but this is complete and outright lunacy. SCIENCE class should not be addressing ID or creationism AT ALL. I'm not sure I can say that more clearly. If you want to talk about the holes in evolutionary theory that fine. But holes in evolutionary theory do not prove ID or creationism (henceforth ID = creationism). You want to talk critically about other ideas? Get your school a philosophy class. Get it a critical thinking class.

This is total irresponsibility on Bush's part. I'm so angry right now that I can't really post a coherant thought. I'm a scientist and ID is NOT SCIENCE. The Bible is not scientific evidence no matter how much Bible-thumping assholes want it to be. This is nothing more than a way to push (their) Christian agenda into schools and states like Kansas and others should lose any federal dollars for every school where they attempt to teach this in science class.

To fundamentalist Christians, Fox said, the fight to teach God's role in creation is becoming the essential front in America's culture war. The issue is on the agenda at every meeting of pastors he attends. If evolution's boosters can be forced to back down, he said, the Christian right's agenda will advance."If you believe God created that baby, it makes it a whole lot harder to get rid of that baby," Fox said. "If you can cause enough doubt on evolution, liberalism will die."

Its a mockery. Its a sham and personally, I think, its not using the f*&king brain cells that God gave a fly, let alone what he blessed us humans with.


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