As noted before by several EM participants, a key issue here is a misunderstanding or misuse of what science is all about. The Bush administration has shown a constant reluctance to use the scientific process and to accept scientific data. A prime example is the refusal to accept conclusions on global warming.
There was an excellent article about the specific issue of teaching intelligent design published in TRENDS in Ecology and Evolution Vol.18 No.10 October 2003
Evolution: what’s wrong with ‘teaching the controversy’
Eugenie C. Scott1 and Glenn Branch1
A new slogan in the fight
against evolution education in the
I would be happy to send the pdf of the complete article to anyone interested.
Central Upper Peninsula Sierra Club member and Professor of Biology at Northern Michigan University