Wednesday, August 03, 2005

[politics] There is no debate

So now our President thinks the so-called theory of Intelligent Design needs to be given equal time in the classroom:
"Both sides ought to be properly taught . . . so people can understand what the debate is about[emphasis mine]," he said, according to an official transcript of the session. Bush added: "Part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought. . . . You're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, and the answer is yes."
So here's a 'different idea', Mr. President - if both sides 'ought to be properly taught', can I teach Darwinism at church? Oh, that's right - you don't attent church, so it won't affect you any. In that case, let me break it down in language you can grok, Mr. President: I.D. ain't science. Not now. Not ever. Equating it with science won't make it so, just as declaring "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq hasn't stopped the carnage. So, everyone else who fears the coming New Counter Reformation, repeat after me: There. Is. No. Debate. Any questions? [updated 12:14 PM 5 Aug 2005 to include addn'l link and correct a typo]


Blogger Carnacki said...

Last fall I asked several people who told me they were for Bush because they wanted prayer back in schools where they attended church. Needless to say those most in favor of tearing down the walls between church and state don't even bother attending church. They want the government to provide the religion they are too lazy to get on their own.

8/04/2005 09:39:00 PM  
Blogger protected static said...

I'd say "don't get me started", but it's kinda late for that now... Isn't it ironic how the people who often are the loudest about 'personal responsibility' really want the government to impose it for them?

8/04/2005 10:02:00 PM  

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