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What’s so “intelligent” about it?

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John Rogers over at Kung Fu Monkey rants eloquently about our President’s desire to force the concept of “Intelligent Design” into our education system as an equally valid counterpoint to evolution, thereby ensuring that our children are doomed to end up a bunch of retards.

One of the things that has pissed me off most about this administration is their continued belief that we Americans are as bright as midnight and will just accept whatever horseshit they feed us without thinking about the meanings or ramifications of said horseshit at all. If they say it, it’s true because they said it.

Intelligent design (some God-like being pushed the development of life along, but we’re not going to call that God-like force “God” because we don’t want you thinking ID is anything at all like creationism, oh no) is a story made up by fundmaentalists to explain their worldview and validate their religious beliefs; evolution is a sceintific theory which has stood up to 150 years of rigorous testing and accurately describes the way life on this planet survives and thrives. If you want to believe in ID or creationism because your religion calls for you to do so, fine, that’s certainly your right; that doesn’t mean it needs to be taught in our public schools. Dubya’s comments are yet another example of the ultra-right-wing contingent currently in power trying to force their societal beliefs and standards on everyone.

Does Rogers perhaps overreact in his rant? I’ll leave that for you to decide, but I personally don’t think he does: the problem here isn’t this one statement of Dubya’s (though it is a problem in and of itself) as much as it is the mindset it represents.

Written by Allen

August 4th, 2005 at 1:14 pm

Posted in Politics

2 Responses to 'What’s so “intelligent” about it?'

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  1. No overreaction at all. He hit the bullseye. As a hack biologist I just can’t see how anyone can dispute evolution. I believe if they want to teach religion in school they should teach the history of religions. I would actually be interested in taking that class. Don’t try and indoctrinate my kids by using a sham like Intelligent Design. Sack up Dubya and don’t disrespect the intellegence of at least 1/2 the population of our country.

    Jay

    4 Aug 05 at 9:21 pm

  2. Rather ironic that the stupidest president we’ve ever had would be pushing something called INTELLIGENT design.

    Tricia

    7 Aug 05 at 11:33 am

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