Wednesday, December 21, 2005

King Supports Intelligent Design in Public School

In an important ruling that preserves fact-based education and science education, a judge ruled yesterday that so-called "Intelligent Design." U.S. District Judge John E. Jones writes in his ruling "The overwhelming evidence at trial established that ID [intelligent design] is a religious view, a mere re-labeling of creationism, and not a scientific theory,"
Intelligent Design was made up by creationists who want to get the theory taught in public schools. They want "ID" taught alongside evolution. There are no facts taht can be taught as there are with evolution.
The problem is that just because one may "believe" in creationism, that does not make it a provable scientific fact.
Newsday was probably trolling around for comment and got this from King "I believe school districts should have the right to teach intelligent design as part of American culture without saying it's science,"
Where will ID be taught in King's view?
Because students today are required to learn so much and pass advancement tests, ID will just be a clutter.
How is ID part of "American culture?" Does King want it taught in Social Studies or History classes?
King is right that ID is NOT science. ID is religion.
Religion should be taught in parochial schools and ID belongs in Sunday School not Public Elementary Schools.

King would have said more about the ruling and the judge but the judge was appointed by George W. Bush. Can't smear him now.

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