The Grand Canyon was created 6,000 years ago
See, honey, the President says they're only
6,000 years old. Yes, I know that makes our
Yale and Harvard educated president sound
like a backwoods buffoon, but there's money
Bush: Intelligent Design Should Be Taught
Tue Aug 2, 7:05 AM ET
WASHINGTON -President Bush said Monday he believes schools should discuss "intelligent design" alongside evolution when teaching students about the creation of life.
During a round-table interview with reporters from five Texas newspapers, Bush declined to go into detail on his personal views of the origin of life. But he said students should learn about both theories, Knight Ridder Newspapers reported.
"I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought," Bush said. "You're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, the answer is yes."
The theory of intelligent design says life on earth is too complex to have developed through evolution, implying that a higher power must have had a hand in creation.
Christian conservatives — a substantial part of Bush's voting base — have been pushing for the teaching of intelligent design in public schools. Scientists have rejected the theory as an attempt to force religion into science education.
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