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Intelligent Design

I was flipping through “the internets” (you know, the “tubes”), and I saw this story about how there’s going to be a duking-out in Florida over the teaching of “Intelligent Design” in the science classrooms of schools.

What I didn’t realize (and is linked to from that article) is that a court in 2005 declared that Intelligent Design is not a science because it comes from Creationism, which is religious doctrine.

Unlike in Canada, there’s a lot less wishy-washyness over faith being in schools in the US. I’m really surprised that there’s any debate on the issue now - since there’s a legal precedent that states that it is in fact illegal to teach Intelligent Design in the classroom (as that would be state-sponsored and enforced religious indoctrination).

And in Canada? I’ve heard nary a whimper over wanting Intelligent Design taught in the classroom. Of course, I can’t really remember being taught evolution either…

Creationists make it sound as though a ‘theory’ is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night. - Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)