Tuesday, August 02, 2005

W on Intelligent Design in Schools

Via Nick Burbules, a report about how GW Bush is backing the teaching of intelligent design in schools. What is disturbing about the story is not that students shouldn't be exposed to various theories and ideas, but that the teaching of intelligent design is masked as science. Design arguments are best studied with an ear toward critique, as one would do in reading and discussing Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. I don't think this is what the Christian right has in mind when they insist upon placing intelligent design alongside evolutionary theory.

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