When I was in high school biology, the teacher was obligated to briefly cover creationism, in addition to evolution, when we got to the "Origins of Life" unit. However, she did it with a wink and a smile. We all knew it was perfunctory and laughable. We did it so the leaders of the religious right would remain focused on other compelling pursuits, like banging Jessica Hahn, and leave us alone. We put up with their silliness. This is why I find this article so disturbing:
Bush endorses "intelligent design"
Look, I understand that George W. Bush was a hardcore C student and former cheerleader who has Daddy issues. In a perfect world, he should have become a stripper. Instead, he's President of the United States. And this leads to:
"Bush compared the current debate to earlier disputes over ''creationism,' a related view that adheres more closely to biblical explanations. As governor of Texas, Bush said students should be exposed to both creationism and evolution.
The president said yesterday that he favors the same approach for intelligent design 'so people can understand what the debate is about.'"
What? What is there to debate? The Bible is not a textbook in a public school.
Am I the only one who thinks that just because you take creationism, wrap it up in a bow by new lobbyists and give it a new name that it's still crappy, fake "science" that treads dangerously on our seperation of church and state when crammed down the necks of public school students? (And, can I write a longer sentence? Probably.)
Look, Madonna can rename herself "Ester" for the sake of her "religion". She's still Madonna. She's still responsible for the abomination that was "Shanghai Surprise". "Intelligent Design" is still creationism renamed by the religious right for the sake of their religion. They're still responsible for the abomination that was "Bible Man".
Some things should not be inflicted on the general public. That's all I'm saying.