Intelligent Design is just another way of saying, "Don’t make me think"

I’m on the AFA.net mailing list. Know thy enemy and all that. Mostly I ignore their whinings. Once in a while I look. Then I get a head ache.

The latest poll asks –

Should Intelligent Design be taught in public schools alongside evolution?

Recently, President Bush was asked by a reporter if he felt intelligent design should be taught in public schools. President Bush replied: “Part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought. You’re asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, and the answer is yes.”

Please fill out the form below and click the submit button.

Should students be exposed to different ideas, or should they be shielded from information about intelligent design? Give us your opinion.

Yes, students should be exposed to the theory of intelligent design in public schools.

No, the theory of evolution is the only theory which should be taught in public schools.

The Yes box in their form is prechecked. God forbid that someone actually has to consider whether to check yes or no. Someone might notice that no opinion is actually being asked for – just a rubber stamp on a dull and ignorant view of the world.

Should students be exposed to different ideas, or should they be shielded from information about intelligent design? Oh please, expose them to intelligent design. In fact, why not actually expose them to different ideas? Make them read Lovecraft and Phillip K. Dick. Make them watch X the Unknown. Tell the little darlings about spontaneous generation. Teach the little fuckers to apply critical thinking to every dumbass statement that their elders’ try to pass off as truth.

The AFA form, by the way, doesn’t provide you with a place to give your opinion. The only options are the AFA qualified Yess or Nos.

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