From the Topeka Capital-Journal:
Creationism and intelligent design have found a home at The University of Kansas. But supporters of the two theories are none too happy that the home is in a course being offered next semester by the religion department, titled "Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism and other Religious Mythologies."
"The KU faculty has had enough," said Paul Mirecki, chairman of the school's religious studies department.... "Creationism is mythology," Mirecki said. "Intelligent design is mythology. It's not science. They try to make it sound like science. It clearly is not."
David Shulenburger, university provost and executive vice chancellor . . . said it is appropriate to teach intelligent design and creation side-by-side in a religion course, and noted that religious studies classes aren't designed to debunk or promote particular beliefs. "Teaching about controversial topics is a role all universities play, and the current debate over intelligent design certainly qualifies," he said. "We would be remiss to ignore it. We believe it is especially appropriate that intelligent design and creationism be treated as academic subjects in a religion class."
Here's hoping that intelligence, not intelligent design, will indeed prevail. It's so absurd that it would be easy to just laugh it off as a passing notion, but we've gotten into trouble with that attitude before. (Via Kos)