August 3, 2005

Bush endorses Intelligent Design Creationism

OOC: Edited slightly to reflect a comment below.

Pharyngula::Bush endorses Intelligent Design creationism

Via many places, including the link above to Pharyngula (which I have linked to before, good science stuff).


Cronyism, incompetence, possibly treasonous behavior on the part of his administration are bad enough. Stepping into the muck of Intelligent Design is even worse.

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.

Once again, to quote Carl Sagan: Evolution is a FACT, not a theory. The Theory is Evolution by Natural Selection. Evolution is an observed process, no matter how many times Creationists bleat about gaps in the fossil record.

It's a robust theory. Is it being improved all the time. (c.f. Punctuated Equilbrium). It is not in crisis, and teaching Intelligent Design provides zero educational value to students.

ZERO.

Young Earth, Literal Bible Creationism is a lie. The only way that sort of Creationism is true is that the entire material world we see around is a complete and fictitious fraud. And once you go down that road, you wind up with the brain in a bottle problem.

It's bad enough education is getting shafted with underfunded programs and over-testing. Throwing Judeo-Christian Creationism into a Science classroom is too much.

Mr. Bush, SHUT UP.

Posted by Jvstin at August 3, 2005 1:34 PM