Teaching Evolution

A blog devoted to teaching evolution, both in our schools and in our communities.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Bush Remarks Roil Debate on Teaching of Evolution

The New York Times reports:

Mr. Bush's science adviser, John H. Marburger 3rd, sought to play down the president's remarks as common sense and old news.

Mr. Marburger said in a telephone interview that "evolution is the cornerstone of modern biology" and "intelligent design is not a scientific concept." Mr. Marburger also said that Mr. Bush's remarks should be interpreted to mean that the president believes that intelligent design should be discussed as part of the "social context" in science classes.

I have no idea what the "social context" in science classes means. Is that like teachers saying, "Now, children, you should be aware that some idiots don't believe this"?


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