Tuesday, August 02, 2005

So, it's not about the truth!

In this recent column from the Associate Press, President Bush stated that he accepts the argument of Intelligent Design. The theory of intelligent design says life on earth is too complex to have developed through evolution, implying that a higher power must have had a hand in creation. The article says:

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."

I can almost hear the church/state radicals going crazy at Bush's statement. I mean, who is he to delve into such "religious" ideas. It's almost like he thinks our students should be taught to THINK instead of being force-fed only one side of the discussion.

No comments: