Intelligent design OK for science class, DeVos says

And another interesting race became a moot point. It's too bad because DeVos had everything going for him: he wasn't Jenny, he was a DeVos, and he wasn't Jenny. But then he had to go and do something stupid like this.
"Lots of intelligent people can disagree about the origins of life. In the end, I believe in our system of local control,” he said in a news release Wednesday afternoon. “Local school boards should have the opportunity to offer evolution and intelligent design in their curriculums."

Sigh. Sorry Dick, not even Lee Iacocca can pull you out of this stupid, stupid maneuver. You just lost my vote.
Let's say this one more time: Intelligent Design is religion. As someone from the unbelievably religious West side of this state (which is the only reason DeVos made this statement, sucking up to the old, Dutch protestants), I know religion's effects on a young mind. Note to all you old (and not so old) Dutch protestants: not everyone believes what you believe and you have zero right to force them to hear your cosmological views, especially in a science class.

You can read all the ass-kissing at the Freep; hat tip to Stupid Evil Bastard for the link.

3 comments:

  1. If I believed in Hell, I think there would be a special room where politicians who spout Intelligent Design would have to attend Sunday School as taught by my 8th grade science teacher.

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  2. I'll be posting a comic related to this next week. DeVos's quote was actually a well-cut gem of non-committment. (I read it in the GRPress last Thursday -- not that I can find a link. MLive just sucks.) He never says "intelligent design," but says that our students should be exposed to more ideas, not less. And who wouldn't support that? Right. I'll be putting his campain in touch with the Scientology folks and see what they can work out....

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  3. Brilliant!

    The exchange was: "When asked by the Associated Press whether he would "support science guidelines that allow intelligent design to be included in the science curriculum," he answered, "Yes."" That's in the Freep article. They also quote him saying, "Local school boards should have the opportunity to offer evolution and intelligent design in their curriculums."

    Sounds like an endorsement to me. Of course, he back-peddled the day after in classic fashion. I see his latest tactic is not to take a salary from the state. How benevolent of him.

    Can't wait to see the strip... All Hail Xenu!

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