Bush Indicates Support for Intelligent Design
In comments to reporters President Bush indicated he supported the concept of Intelligent Design (ID). Further, the President indicated that he thought it was a good idea that children are exposed to a variety of creation stories. I think this is a good idea. I look forward to when the following are incorporated into science curriculums across the country.
- Iyadola’s Babies: Basically the story goes that Nyame was bored so he created the animals, birds and plants and put them in a basket. He then cut a hole in the sky and placed the basket on Earth. Then Nyame sneezed and out popped man and woman.
- West African Cosmogony: The creation myth of Mande-speaking people of southern Mali is an example of what is called a “cosmic egg myth.” As reflected in their culture, the creation myth has elements of an imperfect creation as a result of incest.
- The Mayan Creation Story: Then while they [Tepeu and Gucumatz] meditated, it became clear to them that when dawn would break, man must appear. Then they planned the creation, and the growth of the trees and the thickets and the birth of life and the creation of man. Thus it was arranged in the darkness and in the night by the Heart of Heaven who is called HuracÃƒ¡n.
As well as all the other creation stories. After all, what is a biology course without at least a week spent studying voodoo? Boring, if you ask me. And hey, how do guys like Dembski, Behe, and the rest of the Discovery Institute brethren know that Tepeu and Gucumatz are not in actuality the creators and this whole Jesus business is heresy? Of course, it really just could be aliens (paging Agent Fox Mulder).