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Intelligent Design Comes West

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LAist never expected the Intelligent Design to make its way here but last week while we (ed. note: well, me, mostly) were on the East coast, the Association of Christian Schools International filed a civil rights suit against the UC system for refusing to certify high school science courses that use text challenging the theory of evolution and Darwinism.

The Daily Bruin editorializes that the UC policy is effectively saying that students who are not taught what the vast majority of the scientific community accepts as true and uses in its research will simply not be able to compete with those who are.

But they also don't want to "[dispute] whether or not creationism should be taught in schools" which seems a little toothless.

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We haven't really been following this intelligent design controversy as closely as we probably should have been because so little of it seems legitimate but now with lawsuits reaching our college campuses we can thank the ACSI for giving us an opportunity to learn about the flying spaghetti monster.

Image by Brian Sawyer.