Thursday, February 23, 2006
Let 'intelligent design' and science rumble - Los Angeles Times: "Should 'Intelligent DESIGN' be taught in school alongside the theory of evolution?
That's the question being tried in a federal court in Pennsylvania, where 11 parents have sued to block the teaching of intelligent design in Dover's high school. But it's the wrong question. A national debate over how best to explain the complexity of living organisms would better serve our children, and adults too...
...Using complex statistics, intelligent-design theorists contend that natural selection fails to fully explain life's complexity, thus alternative explanations to evolution should be considered. As a rule, they don't speculate over who or what did the designing." [News]