Thursday, September 21, 2006

DeVos: Intelligent Design is a "viable alternative theory."

The pandering has begun in the Michigan gubernatorial race. Dick DeVos, as reported in the Detroit News, has stated that he thinks schools should have the choice of teaching Intelligent Design (creationism) as an alternative to evolution.

Simply giving schools the choice, it could be argued, isn't a bad thing. After all, 99.999% of science teachers would ignore Intelligent Design for what it is, a mess of ludicrous "theories," with no scientific backing whatsoever. However, he divulges his personal view, one based on ignorance.

From the article:
"I would like to see the ideas of intelligent design that many scientists are now suggesting is a very viable alternative theory," DeVos told the Associated Press during a taped telephone interview on education. "That theory and others that would be considered credible would expose our students to more ideas, not
Oh boy. The fact that no serious scientist with any credibility considers ID as "very viable" or even slightly viable not withstanding, advocating the teaching of anything non-scientific in science class is reckless and ignorant.

May we suggest to the possible Governor DeVos, in addition to Intelligent Design, that the theory of the Flying Spaghetti Monster also be taught in the classrooms? After all, who determines what is credible when it comes to pure conjecture?

1 comment:

  1. Amen! Intelligent design doesn't belong in a science class.

    This is a major set-back for DeVos' candidacy.