Bush's Science Advisor on Intelligent Design
President Bush's science advisor, John Marburger, has come under heat from scientists who say the administration misleads the public about scientific research to advance its political goals. But even Marburger won't support the silliness that is intelligent design:
Speaking at the annual conference of the National Association of Science Writers, Marburger fielded an audience question about "Intelligent Design" (ID), the latest supposedly scientific alternative to Charles Darwin's theory of descent with modification. The White House's chief scientist stated point blank, "Intelligent Design is not a scientific theory." And that's not all -- as if to ram the point home, Marburger soon continued, "I don't regard Intelligent Design as a scientific topic."