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Bush: Schools Should Teach 'Intelligent Design'

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posted on Aug, 8 2005 @ 04:11 AM
I Certainly depending on one's perspective, either ID and a particular Creation story are one in the same (God did it) or an inadeqate affront to the other (as in Creationism and Intelligent Design Cannot Co-Exist).

Indeed ID or "Creationism Science" satisfies the most fundamental fundamentalist no more than it does the most fundamental scientist. It's pretty much a joke in the sincere extremes of both circles.

And since both the President's science advisor and leading (former) ID advocates have since clarified their position, ID is almost assuredly destined to go nowhere fast, at least not in school.

But since you started a little speculation on the ulterior motives of why Bush is up to all this though (only to retract it all in favor of something called "social context" science education), I'll share my own guess as to where the proposed "social" conditioning aspect comes into play.

Executive Order 13199: More hands in the cookie jar.

The Faith Based Clearing House for Federal Grants to Campaign Contributors

As with all manufactured "divides" they usually end with the same resolution. More of my money going to Moonies.

[edit on 8-8-2005 by RANT]

posted on Aug, 9 2005 @ 11:33 AM
Lates news on the evolution vs intelligent design conspiracy.

When Mr. Bush entered the evolution Debate with in August 2, what many doesn’t know its that at this same time is a war going on in Kansas and the debate between evolution and creationism is back in courts.

The Kansas Board of Education is considering changes to encourage the teaching of intelligent design in Kansas schools, and Christian conservatives are pushing for similar changes in other school districts across the country.

Mr. Bush statements is adding fuel to the controversy in Kansas.

Now more and more Religious groups are taking his statements as a go ahead to push into courts to making into state law that intelligent design is part of the schools science curriculum.

The committee, meeting Tuesday in Topeka, voted 16-3 to forward the draft, along with a 13-page response to the board's proposed changes, to the board Aug. 9. The board's conservative majority is expected to approve the standards, including their own changes, and submit them for external review. Final board approval is expected by October.

This is unprecedented and all eyes are to be turn to Kansas as now, the complete “Reconstruction” of the science curriculum from elementary schools to high schools will indeed impact any other schools curriculums in any other states that has been contemplating the teaching of creationism in their shcools.

"We have made it clear that because origins science is a very subjective historical science that unavoidably impacts religion, it should be conducted by the institutions of science and education without any religious bias or preconception," he said. "Thus, public schools should not be promoting theism, but neither should they be promoting non-theistic beliefs through the explicit or implicit promotion or advocacy of naturalism."

``With the president endorsing it, at the very least it makes Americans who have that position more respectable, for lack of a better phrase,'' said Gary Bauer, a Christian conservative leader. ``It's not some backwater view. It's a view held by the majority of Americans.''

Opponents of intelligent design, which a Kansas professor once called ``creationism in a cheap tuxedo,'' say there is no legitimate debate. They see the case increasingly as a political battle that threatens to weaken science teaching in a nation whose students are falling behind.

Obviously we are underestimating Mr. Bush in his pushing of “intelligent design” in schools. He perhaps just with his statement has started his support of political involvement on the debate.

Bush's comments were ``irresponsible,'' said Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. He said the president, by suggesting students hear two viewpoints, ``doesn't understand that one is a religious viewpoint and one is a scientific viewpoint.''

Obviously some are not very happy with the turn of events and are quoting Mr. Bush like he doesn’t understand what Separation of Church and State is all about.

This a nice link of a historical brake down on the Evolution debate in the US.

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[edit on 9-8-2005 by DontTreadOnMe]

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