President offers take on 'intelligent design'

President Bush gave his support for teaching "intelligent design" in schools alongside evolution.

President Bush gave his support for teaching "intelligent design" in schools alongside evolution.

The comments spurred an outpouring from both sides of the debate. Bush defended his position by saying students need to be exposed to different views. John Marburger, Bush's science adviser, tempered the debate by adding that intelligent design is not a scientific concept and that Bush's support is for a better understanding of social context to be taught in schools.

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Based on 194 print, online, and broadcast media articles from August 2-5, 2005

Evaluation and analysis by Biz360

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