President Bush advocates teaching “intelligent design“

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U.S. President George W. Bush has come out in favor of the teaching of “intelligent design” alongside the teaching of the theory of evolution in public schools. Intelligent design includes the tenet that life on Earth is too complex to have evolved on its own and must therefore be the work of an intelligent designer.

In a 1 August press briefing, Bush said that “both sides ought to be properly taught…so people can understand what the debate is about.” He added, “Part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought… You're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, and the answer is yes.”