Wednesday, September 28, 2005

What debate?

So this isn't new news . . . but it was on Google news today.

By accident or design?
As governor of Texas, George W. Bush said students should be exposed to both creationism and evolution. Last month, he said intelligent design should be taught alongside evolution. "Both sides ought to be properly taught," he said, "so people can understand what the debate is about."

Okay, but there is no debate. The debate is confined to the school system. Teaching students both sides only prepares them for the fight about what to teach them. Once you stop worrying about what school kids are being taught, there is no debate.

It's such a circular argument. They have created a debate first and then next used that debate as a reason to have the thing that they are debating. It's very clever.

[ Yet, winning the debate for ID means keeping ID in the schools... Thus if you leave ID in the schools, then you're saying that there is no debate! ]

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