Monday: One of the nice things about my current contract is that I can email my Project Manager on a Monday morning and tell her that I’ll be in a couple hours later than usual, and the only downside is that I’m not getting paid for that time. So I worked on the Sekkrit Project for a while, and finished the images. I knew I wouldn’t have time on Monday evening, as I was going with sanguinity to see “Flock of Dodos,” a recent documentary on the people behind the drive to force “Intelligent Design” curriculum into Science education.
I really do believe that all people have the right their own religious beliefs. What bothers me about the Intelligent Design movement is that it’s so disingenuous. ID pretends that it’s science-based, pretends that Evolution is insufficiently supported, pretends that there’s a controversy raging about that, pretends that it’s not religiously-motivated. I admit that when someone comes right out and says "We want to introduce a religious bias to Science Education in public schools," the courts say No, so honestly isn't a winning strategy. Personally, if any religious doctrine is to be taught in Science class, I think it should be Pastafarianism.