Recalling his days as Texas governor, Mr. Bush said in the interview, according to a transcript, “I felt like both sides ought to be properly taught.” Asked again by a reporter whether he believed that both sides in the debate between evolution and intelligent design should be taught in the schools, Mr. Bush replied that he did, “so people can understand what the debate is about.”
Mr. Bush was pressed as to whether he accepted the view that intelligent design was an alternative to evolution, but he did not directly answer. “I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought,” he said, adding that “you’re asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, and the answer is yes.”
Bush Remarks Roil Debate on Teaching of Evolution, NY Times, Aug. 3, 2005
Oh lordy. The leader of our empire is endorsing intelligent design to expose people to different ideas even if the ideas have no validity in relation to evolution. It’s really not a debate. Intelligent design has no proof, zilch, zero, nada. It’s not a theory, Mr. Bush, it’s an article of faith.
Following Bush’s logic, astrology should be taught along side astronomy. Certainly more people check daily horoscopes than concern themselves with whether distant ancestors were apes or not.