Bush thinks intelligent design should be taught alongside evolution in schools -
“I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought,” Bush said. ” You’re asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, the answer is yes.”
That is, of course, the usual dodging of the real point. ID is not a theory, it is a vague notion. It is the embodiment of saying “we can’t know, so we’re free to imagine whatever we want”. It is as testable as the flying spaghetti monster “idea”. ID is useless as a scientific concept, because it closes off further investigation.
(I might accept ID as a valid theory if it was accompanied by some attempt to identify, and possibly vanquish, said creator.)
All ideas are not equal. ID should not be taught in schools any more than the “idea” that black people are inferior because they have smaller brains should be.
“Because I say so” is not a valid logical argument.
Why haven’t we put this idiocy to rest yet?
[Update: here's some good dissection of this point.]