Friday, August 05, 2005

Here we go again

I suppose I should report that the European press is amused that George W. Bush wants intelligent design taught in science classes. They are quick to point out that there is not a single research paper supporting intelligent design in the vast international peer-reviewed scientific literature, a point that is mostly lost on the American press (thank you, Paul Krugman, in today's NYT). One can't offer reproducible empirical evidence for miracles, or provide naturalistic explanations for the actions of a deity.

Do children have a right to hear about intelligent design? Of course. I would guess that red state American children hear more about intelligent design and creationism than they do about natural selection -- in Sunday sermons and Bible schools. Which is exactly where it belongs.