Yet More Proof That Bush is a Moron
He endorses "intelligent design."
Of course, he doesn't really "endorse" it:
Bush declined to state his personal views on "intelligent design," the belief that life forms are so complex that their creation can't be explained by Darwinian evolutionary theory alone, but rather points to intentional creation, presumably divine.
Oh, great. That's even worse. And there's even more:
...the president said he favors the same approach for intelligent design "so people can understand what the debate is about."
But wait! There's more!
Bush said students should be exposed to both creationism and evolution.
Wonderful. That's just awesome. Brilliant, just f-in brilliant.
I have to keep reminding myself, just 2 1/2 years more of this current theocracy, just 2 1/2 years more of this current theocracy, just 2 1/2 years more of this current theocracy, just...But it doesn't make change what's going on today. And what's going on is that we have a president who thinks it's OK to teach religion in a science class. That's even worse than stating astrology is a "fact" in an astronomy class.
By the way, P. Z. Myers is listing all those who are concerned/upset/pissed off about Bush's comments. There's also a report that the AGU (composed of 43,000 scientists) are responding to Bush's statements, and they're definitely not in favor of Bush's position. Check out these quotes:
President Bush, in advocating that the concept of 'intelligent design' be taught alongside the theory of evolution, puts America's schoolchildren at risk...The President has unfortunately confused the difference between science and belief. It is essential that students understand that a scientific theory is not a belief, hunch, or untested hypothesis.
* Posted at 08.01.2005 09:38:59 PM CST | Link *