I’m always a sucker for a story on the teaching of evolution, because I think it’s a subject that’s a touchstone for a lot of the general anti-rational feeling that’s pervasive in society. The Ohio State Board of Education is coming up with a new curriculum, and proponents of “intelligent design” are demanding that it be given equal footing with natural selection. Never mind that this is a science curriculum, and that intelligent design is superstition, not science. It’s depressing to see how many people don’t understand the scientific method or its value in this day and age. This basic formula for scientific inquiry is the basis for most of the positive aspects of our modern lifestyle, and yet the majority of people don’t even understand what it’s about.