Tuesday, January 11, 2005

It's not bad enough

...that Intelligent Design (creation studies by another name) is being debated in the Dover, PA school system (see rants here and here); one of our state's senators (unsurprisingly, Santorum) tried to get these ideas built into the No School Left Behind Act... Color me previously in denial.

See his Christmas Opinion piece on this matter and several outraged responses here. Santorum claims to be a reasonable man, but shows his flat-earth roots:
Evolution should be taught as a scientific theory that is open to scrutiny, not as sacred dogma that cannot be questioned.

But is there a real scientific dispute? Absolutely. [blahblahblah]
Follow my links at the top of this page if you want more about the weakness of these claims. Or just accept that natural selection is as much a theory as gravity is; it's mighty powerful and widely taken as a given for its proven predictive value.


(tip via Echidne of the Snakes)


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