President Bush was asked giving intelligent giving intelligent design equal treatment with the theory of evolution over the weekend. He could have said no, intelligent design is not a scientific theory; it is religion and should not be taught as a scientific theory in our schools. Instead, he said, "I felt like both sides ought to be properly taught.", then added, “so people can understand what the debate is about.” Bush’s statements are tacit approval for teaching intelligent design in our schools. The ID people will jump all over this. Bush can be so STUPID at times.
Farther down in the article, Bush’s science advisor attempts damage control with "evolution is the cornerstone of modern biology" and "intelligent design is not a scientific concept." This is a great statement, but it did not come from Bush so nobody will remember it. As far as the Christian community is concerned, Bush has endorsed ID.
Now that we have established that Bush can confuse science and religion, we should keep a close eye on his policies in the future. I can just see it, Bush thinks that supply side economics’ is just a theory… he adopts the faith based “pray for it” economic approach based on good karma bringing around success to those who do good things… Or, he rejects global warming as a viable theory – oh wait, he already did that. Or, he promotes abstinence as the only way to control STDs – oh wait, he already did that too.
We are so screwed.
And for all of you ID nutballs… ID is a religious elaboration on creationism. It is not science. It does not offer answers to the “problems” with evolution, and it is really just an unethical attack on the minds of our young. I will fight ID with my last breath.