Looks like our global village full of idiots just expanded by one:
Echoing similar comments from President Bush, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said “intelligent design” should be taught in public schools alongside evolution.
Frist, a Republican from Tennessee, spoke to a Rotary Club meeting Friday and told reporters afterward that students need to be exposed to different ideas, including intelligent design.
“I think today a pluralistic society should have access to a broad range of fact, of science, including faith,” Frist said.
Hardly surprising, considering the hammering he took over his departure on stem cell research. Plus, of course, science is hard work and fraught with peril. Why, all those years of medical training and Frist still misdiagnosed Terri Schiavo.
Funny, because my copy of The Republican War on Science by Chris Mooney just came in the mail.
Of course, if you ask this fellow, the reason we reject intelligent design being taught in high schools is because we are a bunch of ‘pussies.’
*** Update ***
As noted in the comments, “So with President Frist, we’ll have funding for stem cell research, but we’ll raise a generation of kids incapable of understanding it.”