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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Bush actually supports something "intelligent"?...wait, nevermind.

If you read any blog that has anything to do with science, you've probably already read about this story:

WASHINGTON (AFP) - President George W. Bush has said he supports teaching US science students "intelligent design" -- a God-centered alternative to the traditional theory of evolution, US media reported.

Everyone's getting fired up about this and PZ is keeping a list of them at Pharyngula, although I don't see how he can see his computer screen through all the smoke and flames that are shooting from head!

I could easily rant for paragraphs on Bush's statement but it would just be parroting comments made by bloggers more knowledgeable of the whole creationism/evolution debate than myself (see PZ's list and/or The Panda's Thumb). This issue will die down pretty quickly anyway; just another example of Bush attempting to subvert reason.

Posted by Will at August 2, 2005 01:47 PM in In the News

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I want to clear this up for George Bush.

Can some one of you point me to a study where dinosaur DNA tens of millions of years old is compared to DNA from a living creature to prove they're related.

Oh hold it. There is no dinosaur DNA to study is there. DNA doesn't fossilize. All we got are imprints in rocks and we can't even test the hypothesis that dinosaurs even used DNA at all.

Modern biology is the study of living tissue. Historical biology is the study of rocks. There's only so much rocks can tell us for sure.


Posted by: DaveScot at August 3, 2005 09:36 AM

First tell me what you're talking about and then I might be able to respond...

Posted by: Will at August 3, 2005 03:06 PM