Reported on the Times Daily, and a number of other sites, "Lawmaker wants intelligent design resolution". If you read the article I think you will agree with me, Rep. Mack Butler has been taken in by the Discovery Institute marketing material. Here's a few quotes from the article (my comments after each one):
"“In the development of critical thinking, we need to make it welcoming at least for a student or teacher to bring up another theory . . ."
" . . .some teachers may be unsure of the expectation concerning how they should present information when controversy occurs on such subjects"
" . . .respond appropriately and respectfully to differences of opinion about scientific subjects required to be taught"
"“I’ve never minded evolution being taught, but I think the door should be open to other theories as well,” Butler said. “… I think it’s a well-rounded person who knows both sides of the argument, whether they believe what I believe or what Darwin believed.”"Belief is not important, what matters is the evidence, what works, what has support more than conjecture and wishful thinking. That's what counts. Darwin didn't simply 'believe' in evolution, he spent decades studying nature and developed an explanation that matched the actual evidence. Can any proponent of an alternate 'theory' say the same? Not even close!
Let's take another track. Can anyone identify a doctor who uses Intelligent Design for diagnosis and treatment? How about an engineer who uses Intelligent Design to build a bridge? Can anyone . . . we can play this game all day if we wanted, can't we? While the DI would like to claim anyone using their brain is an example of Intelligent Design, that's nothing more than another tactic of misdirection. The training, the experience, the skill did not come with any help from the DI's idea of Intelligent Design!