Yesterday, the President came out in favor of teaching the religious theory.
From Knight Ridder, more about intelligent design:
WASHINGTON – President Bush waded into the debate over evolution and “intelligent design” Monday, saying schools should teach both theories on the creation and complexity of life.
In a wide-ranging question-and-answer session with a small group of reporters, Bush essentially endorsed efforts by Christian conservatives to give intelligent design equal standing with the theory of evolution in the nation’s schools.
So why does he think this?
Bush compared the current debate to earlier disputes over “creationism,” a related view that adheres more closely to biblical explanations. As governor of Texas, Bush said students should be exposed to both creationism and evolution.
On Monday the president said he favors the same approach for intelligent design “so people can understand what the debate is about.”
I’ll simply say that when we display these theories in science classes and they aren’t proveable through any type of scientific method, then we are doing a disservice to our students. These ideas are better discussed in a literature class. That way students are given the proper context.
However, do I think this should be taught in public schools? Absolutely not.