Apparently this wasn't resolved by the Scopes trial. Fuck, these people are nuts. The most disturbing element of this "intelligent design" bullshit is that's it's a ruse for these freaks to oppress the minds of youth with jesus where there should be no such talk of it/him. I myself accept that maybe intelligent design may be behind the existence of existence, but i also accept that beyond that i cannot know anything else. There's no reason why science and metaphysics have to be mutually exclusive - just ask Einstein (in the afterlife, of course).
"Nearly 2,000 years ago, someone died on a cross for us," said board member William Buckingham, who urged his colleagues to include intelligent design in ninth-grade science classes. "Shouldn't we have the courage to stand up for him?"
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Insidious. It's all about weird Jesusness, rather than a debate on the nature of existence. Why don't they just call it what it is - literalist Christianity vs. science, quit fucking around with this "intelligent design" lie. It's a slimey attempt to subvert the separation of church and state. Hey, TEACHER! Leave those kids alone!