Some anonymous reader apparently wants to convince me that there should be teaching of intelligent design in the classroom as an alternative to evolution.
The problem: Intelligent design isn’t a scientific theory. It’s a religious belief and as such doesn’t belong in the science classroom. It’s pretty simple to anyone who knows the first thing about science. I could go into great detail, but I’ve tried to reason with people who don’t get science, and it’s usually pointless.
The articles they sent say the theory of evolution should be challenged by competing theories. Another thing anti-science people don’t get is that the theory of evolution has been challenged every day by every scientist who has come up with a hypothesis since 1858 when the Origin of Species was published. So far, no challenge has been successful. Every time someone does science, it’s another assault on existing theories and conventional wisdom.
If you think intelligent design is science, or that evolution is just one of many equally valid theories, read The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins or The Beak of the Finch or Darwin himself. Then get back to me.