Saturday, August 06, 2005

Evolution & Intelligent Design

The fear mongers are out in full force over US President Bush's announcement. Time mocked Bush's recommendation that Intelligent Design be taught alongside evolution.

The New York Times was no better:

Mr. Bush was pressed as to whether he accepted the view that intelligent design was an alternative to evolution, but he did not directly answer. "I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought," he said, adding that "you're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, and the answer is yes."

I am going to be very naive here and suggest that isn't this what the media should be pushing for - exposure to all sides of the story!? But that isn't real life. Media - Politics - Church - we all have a bias and an agenda.
"Intelligent design, advanced by a group of academics and intellectuals and some biblical creationists, disputes the idea that natural selection - the force Charles Darwin suggested drove evolution - fully explains the complexity of life. Instead, intelligent design proponents say that life is so intricate that only a powerful guiding force, or intelligent designer, could have created it." [emphasis is mine]


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