From LiveScience, a bit of reason for your day.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) ─ The State Board of Education on Tuesday approved public school curriculum guidelines that support the teaching of evolution in science classes ─ but not intelligent design.
Of course, the fundy lawyers whine....
Richard Thompson, leader of the Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, said intelligent design should have a home in science classes. The center describes its mission as defending the religious freedom of Christians.
“It would make students more knowledgeable about science and more interested in science," he said in a phone interview. “Evolution is a theory. It's not a fact."
Umm... yeah. HELLO?
Exactly how does "Goddunit" make students more knowledgeable about ANYTHING?
For those of you in Michigan, be sure to vote this election...
Republican gubernatorial candidate Dick DeVos, a conservative Christian, said last month that he approves of intelligent design being taught along with evolution in science classes, though he said the decision should be left up to local school districts.
Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who is Roman Catholic, said Michigan schools need to teach evolution in science classes and not include intelligent design. She said school districts can explore intelligent design in current events or comparative religions classes.