I've expressed myself previously
on the issue of Intelligent Design, and specifically about its discussion in the Dover school system and its promotion by our own Senator Santorum. Today's Inquirer has a piece pointing out
that evolution/natural selection has been taught side-by-side with creationism/I.D. for years, in the context of the region's parochial schools -- or rather, that students are exposed to "both ideas" and generally allowed to come to their own conclusions.
In what other realm of knowledge do we let students decide for themselves whether the consensus of experts makes sense to them, with their inherently rudimentary understanding of the facts and issues? For more of my rant triggered by today's article, see this piece