President Bush commented yesterday that 'Intelligent Design' should be taught in schools as a competing theory to Darwinian evolution.
Predictably, the faux sophisticates expressed shock:
These comments drew sharp criticism yesterday from opponents of the theory, who said there is no scientific evidence to support it and no educational basis for teaching it.
Much of the scientific establishment says that intelligent design is not a tested scientific theory but a cleverly marketed effort to introduce religious -- especially Christian -- thinking to students. Opponents say that church groups and other interest groups are pursuing political channels instead of first building support through traditional scientific review.
Those on the 'blogosphere' were outraged as well.
There has been these much fuss and bluster in some time. I'm glad to see it.