So I was just wondering what other people though about the fight to teach "Intelligent Design" (aka Creationism) alongside Biology in high schools around the US.
The way the question is usually phrased is this:
Should religion be taught on an equal basis with evolution in public schools?
The real answer is this: Only if the religion you choose is the RIGHT
In other words, in order to have an apples to apples comparision, you would need a religion which operated on an intellectual level similar to that of evolution; the only two plausible candidates would be Voodoo and Rastafari.
In fact, Rastafari would lend itself rather admirably to certain kinds of team-teaching situations. A biology teacher looking for a way to put 30 teenagers into the proper frame of mind to be indoctrinated into something as brain-dead as evolution, could simply walk across the hall to the Rasta class for a box of spliffs.