Via Atrios, we see that Rick Santorum "differed Thursday with President Bush's support for teaching an alternative to the theory of evolution known as 'intelligent design'":

I think I would probably tailor that a little more than what the president has suggested. ... I'm not comfortable with intelligent design being taught in the science classroom.

[website]Santorum Exposed points out that the senator authored an op-ed in 2002 arguing that "intelligent design is a legitimate scientific theory that should be taught in science classes." But Santorum didn't stop there. Not by a long shot.

Also in 2002, he "tried to attach an amendment to the No Child Left Behind Act that would encourage the teaching of intelligent design." (The amendment failed, but the statement was adopted as part of the law's Conference Report.)

Think Progress � Santorum's Even Bigger Flip-Flop on Intelligent Design


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