I was intrigued by this article in CNN on the Kansas Board of Education. It seems that the faulty logic that ID people are trying to put forward actually puts them at a disadvantage in terms of curriculum design. If their wording goes through, it should be fine to suggest that a grand wizard (not the KKK kind, but the Gandalf kind) brought the world into existence. We are, in fact, nothing more than a magic school exercise. Or, how about that life on Earth is not unique, but we were seeded here by aliens to see how we would develop. There are so many grand theories that would explain life on Earth, especially when you don’t have to deal with observable phenomenon, I think it would be great for the imagination of our children in Kansas. Perhaps it will become our new Sci-Fi capital.
I do not believe that science and religion are irreconcilable. The way the IDers are framing the argument is that God has two distinct creations, the natural world and our intellect, and that they mutually exclusive, so one, in this case the intellect, must be denied.