As students head back to biology classes everywhere, the evolution curriculum debate continues to heat up. Even President Bush has weighed in on the matter, responding to the press’ questions by saying, You’re asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas and the answer is: Yes.
Few, however, seem to be addressing the crux of the matter: what should or shouldn’t be taught in the classroom and why. Instead, most are treating the issue very politically by participating in unsupported name-calling rather than a rational discussion of the issues.
Enter the glory of O-nerd: Does the teaching of intelligent design have a place in the biology classroom? In the classroom at all?
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