Don't Let It Happen Here

Rick Santorum's ghost-written plea for including "intelligent design" in the public schools is creationism masquerading as "academic freedom." The Senator's message is prompted by the outcry over the decision by the school board in Dover, PA to incorporate creationism (currently abbreviated "ID" but only for convenience) into the high school biology curriculum.

So-called "intelligent design" isn't science, and there's no room for it in classrooms that purport to offer science education. Don't take my word for it; read the wonderful and thoughtful blog, The Panda's Thumb. If the debate over ID comes to Pittsburgh, the blog is a terrific resource for responding to ID claims.


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