Find a Place for Intelligent Design in Public Schools is an opinon piece at Real Clear Politics by Mark Davis. I like what he has to say.
This is driving the rest of us nuts. There are millions of Americans of faith who are willing to have evolution taught as what it is – a theory. Conversely, there are staunch believers in evolution who have no quarrel with a school curriculum that finds room for the discussion of whether all of creation is a happy accident or the plan of a supreme being.
The battle is over where that subject comes up.
Religious people have had it up to their eyeballs with the clumsy overreach of school districts that have perverted their responsibility for religious neutrality by exercising genuine religious hostility.
They want the notion of intelligent design taught in science class, right alongside Darwinism, and let Madalyn Murray O'Hair whine all she likes in whatever dark corner of the afterlife she occupies.
But there's a problem: Intelligent design is not science.
We will not know the answers to these matters in our time on Earth. So let's work together to find a way to bring the scientific, philosophical and even religious teachings into schools – not to compete in a loser-leaves-town brawl, but to blend onto the plate of a thorough education.