Thursday, November 24, 2005

Intelligent Design 101

The University of Kansas will be offering a course in Intelligent Design, but not in the way you might have expected.

The name of a new Kansas University religious studies course has infuriated conservatives in the state for referring to Intelligent Design as a myth.

The class, "Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationisms and other Religious Mythologies," incensed some conservatives to the point of suggesting the school should see a cut in funding, the Lawrence Journal-World reported Wednesday.

The course will explore intelligent design, the idea that life is too complex to have evolved without a "designer," presumably a god or other supernatural being.

The conservative response? "Maybe we [should] settle for some cuts in spending."

Via Panda's Thumb.