Evolution as described by Charles Darwin is a scientific
theory, abundantly reconfirmed, explaining physical phenomena by physical
causes. Intelligent Design is a faith-based initiative in rhetorical argument.
Should we teach ID in America's public schools? Yes, let's do--not as science,
but alongside other spiritual beliefs, such as Islam, Zoroastrianism, and the
Hindu idea that Earth rests on Chukwa, the giant turtle.
What must natural selection, working over billions of years, be capable of? The answer is all the beauty and diversity of the biological world. Evolution is a fact.
--Carl Sagan, Cosmos