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  • Tuesday, August 02, 2005


    Bush's Lack of Intelligent Design

    President Bush apparently has the critical faculties of a moron. I actually suspect this is overstating the case; a moron might be a better judge of valid science.

    This article shows some of his muddled thinking.

    President Bush invigorated proponents of teaching alternatives to evolution in public schools with remarks saying that schoolchildren should be taught about "intelligent design," a view of creation that challenges established scientific thinking and promotes the idea that an unseen force is behind the development of humanity.

    Although he said that curriculum decisions should be made by school districts rather than the federal government, Bush told Texas newspaper reporters in a group interview at the White House on Monday that he believes that intelligent design should be taught alongside evolution as competing theories.

    "Both sides ought to be properly taught . . . so people can understand what the debate is about," 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."

    I'm fascinated by his thought process and his ability to warp scientific method to the end of advancing a pseudoscience. Compared to the theory of evolution, intelligent design is unprovable claptrap, not even worthy of the term "theory." I can't be the first person to call Intelligent Design "faith-based science."

    Let me leave you with this image:

    "I don't want no scientists tell me what to think. I'm smart," said Pres. Bush just before he squatted, shat in his hand and threw it at the gathered press corps.

    I specialize in cheap shots.

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