Saturday, October 01, 2005

Getting Tired of Glenn Beck

OK, I guess I go through this every few months. He starts going on and on about something. His latest obsession is Intelligent Design. He is talking about it, because there is opposition to teaching it in some school districts (this has been in the news lately). The first day that he brought it up, he was making fun of people who endorse the theory of evolution. The next day he was saying that he is tired of people making fun of the people who believe in intelligent design. His main point is that he thinks the public schools should teach Intelligent Design along with Evolution in school (what little bit that is actually taught of evolution). Every time he starts talking about science, uh, I don't know what to say. People can believe whatever they want to believe. If you don't understand science, fine. But don't go on and on about it when you don't know what you are talking about. I can't believe that the pseudoscience of Intelligent Design has gotten as far as it has. The fact that it may have to be taught in school is outrageous (unless it is being taught in sociology or religion). Then he says that we need to give people a chance to hear about another theory. Well, Intelligent Design is not a scientific theory. If someone wants to teach their children about Intelligent Design, so be it. But don't try and pass it off as science in a science class.

Some Links:
Article-Intelligent design or simple political agenda?
Article-Gov. Rendell backs evolution
Wikipedia on Intelligent Design

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