Wednesday, November 23, 2005

This is how intelligent design should be taught ...

From an AP article in the San Francisco Chronicle:
A course being offered next semester by the university [of Kansas's] religious studies department is titled "Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism and other Religious Mythologies."

"The KU faculty has had enough," said Paul Mirecki, department chairman.

"Creationism is mythology," Mirecki said. "Intelligent design is mythology. It's not science. They try to make it sound like science. It clearly is not."


Mirecki said his course, limited to 120 students, would explore intelligent design as a modern American mythology. Several faculty members have volunteered to be guest lecturers, he said.
Of course the intelligent design camp is not at all happy, as this Kansas City Star article shows. The article had some great lines, including the following:
What worries John Calvert, an attorney and managing director of Johnson County's Intelligent Design Network, is whether the course instructor will be educated in the science behind intelligent design.
Could someone tell me just what science one should be educated in to teach intelligent design? Clearly not the science that involves testing hypotheses by collecting and analyzing data ...

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