Modesto teacher teaches intelligent design — front page news? Only in the valley! The Scopes trial was in 1925! To quote Wikipedia about the Scopes trial: "The trial saw modernists, who said religion was consistent with evolution, against fundamentalists who said the word of God as revealed in the Bible trumped all human knowledge." And here we are in 2010 with a fanatic in the school system teaching religion as science, something the Scopes trial set straight 85 years ago.
The dumbing down of America continues to make sure all of God's people are mediocre, not just the fundamentalists. This dumbing down is especially strong in the Central Valley, home of unemployment, low wages and a poorly educated population. Thanks, Modesto Bee, for placing such an article on the front page to allow the nimrods of our local society a feeling of importance for getting front page coverage.
I also note that the teacher in question was not schooled in the natural sciences, but physical sciences. We all know that big differences exist between the sciences. I wouldn't expect my doctor to build a nuclear bomb and I wouldn't want a nuclear engineer to take out my appendix.