Tuesday, January 10, 2006
And now for a couple of comments regarding Governor Ernie Fletcher’s call for the teaching of intelligent design in Kentucky’s public schools.
From the Governor’s address:
“And where does this freedom come from that many have died to protect?
Our founding fathers recognized that we were endowed with this right from our creator.
So I ask, what is wrong with teaching “intelligent design” in our schools. Under KERA, our school districts have that freedom and I encourage them to do so.
This is not a question about faith or religion. It’s about self evident truth.”
Wait a minute, didn’t that last line just say it’s not about faith because it’s about belief. Huh??
I have no problem if every Kentucky school teaching “intelligent design” as part of a class on comparative religions. But teaching it as science is just crap.
This sort of pandering is pretty offensive, but it’s even more so when the panderer lacks the guts to call for a law to make it official.
After all we had a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage and to keep activist judges from changing the exiting law. Doesn’t the same standard need to apply here?
I am a firm believer in Freedom of Religion and the right of every person to believe as they desire.
Regarding the whole idea of intelligent design as science, the best commentary I’ve seen on the Internet is here.
Posted by Ralph Long at 11:50 AM