Roger L. Simon

Science and Junk Science

Although the context (as usual) is not apparent in this abbreviated AP report and the cherry-picked quotes therefore quite likely unfair to the President, I must confess I was unhappy to read that Bush believes the “intelligent design” theory should be taught alongside evolution in the schools. With American education under fire, especially in the key areas of the sciences, this is particularly disturbing. “Intelligent design” is a theory with little traction in the scientific community and does not deserve that kind of attention in secular school, only in Sunday School.