An Assault on Science
   Bush: Intelligent Design Should Be Taught
      Tuesday, August 2, 2005    (08-02) 04:05 PDT WASHINGTON, (AP)

    President Bush said Monday he believes schools should discuss 
"intelligent design" alongside evolution when teaching students about the 
creation of life.

    During a round-table interview with reporters from five Texas newspapers, 
Bush declined to go into detail on his personal views of the origin of life. 
But he said students should learn about both theories, Knight Ridder 
Newspapers reported.

    "I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools 
of thought," Bush said. "You're asking me whether or not people ought to be 
exposed to different ideas, the answer is yes."

    The theory of intelligent design says life on earth is too complex to have 
developed through evolution, implying that a higher power must have had a hand 
in creation.

    Christian conservatives, a substantial part of Bush's voting base, have
been pushing for the teaching of intelligent design in public schools.
Scientists have rejected the theory as an attempt to force religion into 
science education.

    ©2005 Associated Press