Now that intelligent design is back in the Canadian news, we should consider (again!) the consequences of teaching intelligent design in the classroom.
Intelligent design makes two postulates:
Complexity cannot be explained by science.
Given 1, complexity comes from an intelligent designer.
Now, consider a science exam in any subject and the danger of intelligent design being taught in school becomes apparent.
Physics question: Why does the earth orbit the sun?
ID answer: Because of the unnamed intelligence.
Science answer: General relativity.
Geology question: What creates mountains?
ID answer: The unnamed intelligence.
Science answer: Plate tectonics
Biology question: Why are all species on Earth connected through common descent?
ID answer: The unnamed intelligence did it.
Science answer: Evolution.
Don’t be fooled that the creationist agenda ends with biology. They intend to reduce science education to: That’s really complicated; God did it.