The question of whether or not postulations and ramifications of "intelligent design" along with the ridiculous ramblings of evolutionist theory (and such anti-Biblical mythology is merely a theory!) should both be taught in public and private schools could and should be instead asked as to whether or not postulations and ramifications of "intelligent design" alone should be taught in public and private schools.
Another question of whether or not it is responsible to teach and beneficial for students to listen to the heresies of especially fool-atheistic evolutionist hallucinogenic presumptions but even expressions and ramblings of oxymoronic "theistic" evolution:
Psalm 10:4 In the pride of his countenance the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, "There is no God."
Psalm 14:1 To the choirmaster. Of David. The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none that does good.
Psalm 53:1 To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath. A Maskil of David. The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity; there is none that does good.
Debasing human students made in the trinitarian nature of God to alleged evolution-incepted animals operating on only amoral apelike-or-worse instincts does not to enlighten them for responsible and productive behaviors pertaining to proclivity to avoid mindless and irrational immodesty, homosexual sodomy (including self-sodomizing masturbation), fornication of various types and to various degrees, unchastity and abuse and divorce, impatience, sarcastic slander, cheating and theft, vandalism and murder, etc. within and outside scholastic environment.
Constructive and consistent reason and rationality cannot emanate from the randomly irrational.
Moreover, is the overall educational progress and useful-knowledge status and employment-prospects accreditation of students helped or hindered by having to include and mouth evolutionist indoctrination and attempted brainwashing as mandatory (in contrast to accidently-encountered-from-wherever) curriculum?
Heretics as bureaucratic tyrants in high places of authority do not make their heresies "gospel" nor true-science truth as fluxuationarily "legal" civil-government "rights," but more often than not non-scientifically censor and superstitiously stifle any objections against their misleading or wrong and frequently weaselworded ideology - resulting in hindering opponents by deprivation of funding, grants, tenure, academic degrees, imposition of lawsuits, firings, discrimination in potential employment, and refusal of publication regarding disagreement dissertations.
Added to that are the loveless and hateful, bigoted and biased titterings, laughs, arrogantly sassy and smarty remarks, then mocking retorts of disgust from vile pro-evolutionst revilers rife and reeking with hateful and judgmentally-intolerant malice towards and against Biblical creationists - along with approval clappings to and whistles of agreements for evolutionists and their evolutionist babblings by similarly-misminded conspiratorial goofs, well described with:
Proverbs 14:6 A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.
Proverbs 14:33 Wisdom abides in the mind of a man of understanding, but it is not known in the heart of fools.
Proverbs 23:9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Proverbs 29:9 If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.
Must the proponents of intelligent design relegate their enlightened and honest intelligent-design declaration simply to theory with no actual proof and present that to students as questionable or debatable theory....or instead make universally-agreed-upon statements of definable and obvious fact relating to the rational realm of legal sanity?
Good will win out in the end, and the unfairness of godless repression and suppression will not ultimately conquer. Tables will be turned and monies diverted - away from increasingly-despised consortiums and conglomerations of fading-prestige pseudo-academia nuthouses - to new and open-minded institutions of genuine learning, education, and scientific knowledge:
Ecclesiastes 7:12 For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money; and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.
Ecclesiastes 9:16 But I say that wisdom is better than might, though the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heeded.
Ecclesiastes 9:18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.
It is imperative in discussion about "intelligent design" to determine first if, then how natural entities are indeed "intelligently" designed. Not entering the sordid abyss of metaphysical idiocrity in which the very existence of real things is crazily questioned or doubted, every one in their right mind and who is honest (thus not ready for temporary or permanent incarcertation in a state hospital for the criminally insane) admits there are for sure real things and real entities in reality.
As to whether such real things and entities are "intelligently" designed is not only dependent on whether or not the evaluator is himself or herself "intelligent" enough to comprehend "intelligence," but (and more importantly) Scripture itself qualifies whether real things and entites are "intelligently" - or wisely - designed:
Job 15:8 Have you listened in the council of God? And do you limit wisdom to yourself?
Job 28:20 "Whence then comes wisdom? And where is the place of understanding?
Job 38:36 Who has put wisdom in the clouds, or given understanding to the mists?
Job 38:37 Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens?
Psalm 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom have You made them all; the earth is full of Your creatures.
Proverbs 3:19 The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens
Jer 10:12 It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.
Jer 51:15 "It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.
The controversy of whether or not intelligent design should be taught in schools would logically involve the counterpart of whether non-intelligent design or random design should rather be taught. What is meant by "random" has nothing to do with variety, but everything to do (in this case) with speculations on the possibility of mutation-based reproductions which and who are not sterile and therefore reproduceable progenie of exact characteristics typical of the specific species or "kinds" (as Scripture refers to such).
Speaking of the inclusion of Scripture in biological and other scientific discussions in classrooms, those not dull of mind nor blindly disingenuous readily admit that the disciplines and dogma of one area of science frequently can and does become seamlessly integrated of another area of science. For example, and in this case, the science of theology (that is: the study of God) often is quite intimately involved with the sciences of microbiology, biology, genetics, recorded history, natural science, archeology, and anthropology - especially pertaining to the study of primal origins and consistent-characteristic duplications of the phenomena of lifeform entities. The use of complex mathematics involving algebra, advanced algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, tensor analysis, celestial mechanics, etc. might or might not be utilized in diverse branches of sciences.
With repeated reference to the science of theology, a short Scriptural summary of what has so far has been said is appropriate, and the passage referenced is a segment of the New-Testament book of Romans chapters 1 and 2:
Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of men who by their wickedness suppress the truth.
19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.
20 Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse;
21 for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened.
22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools,
23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,
25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever! Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural,
27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error.
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct.
29 They were filled with all manner of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice. Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, they are gossips,
30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
32 Though they know God's decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them but approve those who practice them.
Romans 2:1 Therefore you have no excuse, O man, whoever you are, when you judge another; for in passing judgment upon him you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things.
2 We know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who do such things.
3 Do you suppose, O man, that when you judge those who do such things and yet do them yourself, you will escape the judgment of God?
4 Or do you presume upon the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience? Do you not know that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
5 But by your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.
6 For he will render to every man according to his works:
7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;
8 but for those who are factious and do not obey the truth, but obey wickedness, there will be wrath and fury.
9 There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek,
10 but glory and honor and peace for every one who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek.
11 For God shows no partiality.
12 All who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law.
13 For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.
14 When Gentiles who have not the law do by nature what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law.
15 They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them
16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
The aberrant theory of evolution does nothing to add to knowledge of the verifiable INITIAL origin of living and non-living natural phenomena, nor does it accurately describe the obviously-consistent continuation of those phenomena to the present time. Instead, it presumes ridiculously-imaginative fairy-tale fantasies that never have occurred and clearly are not now occurring.
Moreover, transmutation of species has never happened and does not happened, as the prophet and scientist Job stated in his Old-Testament-included verse:
Job 11:12 But a stupid man will get understanding, when a wild ass's colt is born a man.
That is concordant with:
Genesis 1:11 And God said, "Let the earth put forth vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, upon the earth." And it was so.
12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
21 So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
24 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so.
25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the cattle according to their kinds, and everything that creeps upon the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 6:20 Of the birds according to their kinds, and of the animals according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground according to its kind, two of every sort shall come in to you, to keep them alive.
Genesis 7:14 they and every beast according to its kind, and all the cattle according to their kinds, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth according to its kind, and every bird according to its kind, every bird of every sort.
To be sure, hybrids and adaptive variety within "kinds" can, has, and does occur - but all and every variation consistently has set limits which have never and are never breached, adjusted, altered, changed, or deviated from.....and then perpetrated without human intervention and manipulation - whether naturally or artifically.
The repetitively-recurrent stability of obviously-created phenomena is perceived by David in his Old-Testament writing:
Psalm 93:1 The LORD reigns; He is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed, He is girded with strength. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved;
Psalm 96:10 Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns! Yes, the world is established, it shall never be moved; He will judge the peoples with equity."
Indeed, the Bibical creationist - in compliance with the science of theology - at least has an explanation (albeit as simplistic and non-mathematical as it is) regarding knowledge of identity of the Creator, basic but adequate descriptions of created phenomena, the order of the beginnings and appearance of them, their purpose and functioning, time periods involved in producing phenomena, and so forth. Again, the evolutionist does not have a clue pertaining to such without plagiaristically citing Biblical semantics and framing his deviances within already-written Scriptural structure and parameters.
Specifically, the Biblical creationist (in honorable-reputation, good-record, true faith) not simply believes by also knows for sure who created non-living and living phenomena of and on Earth in the past, out of what He created them, and how long it took for Him to created them. The atheistic evolutionist - in complete lamentable contrast - has NO veracious reference as to the who, how, and how long just referred to....and the speculative substitutions of presumed and origins-unknown Big-Bang baloney, perhaps visiting-aliens depositors, zipcoded-like pre-mutational, accumulation-of-myriad-mutational-mistake prototypes, and billions/millions of years is not only diametrically contrary to the Biblical account but has no five-senses-perceivable basis for anyone to gullibly accept such deplorably-wrong theories.
As such, it almost goes without saying the free expression of the true-religion Judeo-Christian take on creation origins should not be prohibited, while the false-religion atheistic-evolutionist take on creation origins should not be established regarding correct interpretation and application of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
To elaborate, Biblical creationists know WHO created everything in recorded history, plus HOW that Creator created them, and the origin of a nude-human FEMALE:
Genesis 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created. In the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
5 when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up--for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no man to till the ground;
7 then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
8 And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground the LORD God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it.
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "You may freely eat of every tree of the garden;
18 Then the LORD God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him."
19 So out of the ground [not lightning-bolted primordial goo nor sea slime] the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.
21 So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh;
22 and the rib which the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.
Further identity of the Creator is given in the New Testament of The HOLY BIBLE:
Colossians 1:11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,
12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
13 He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation;
16 for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities [or never-never-land extraterrestial aliens and UFOs] --all things were created through him and for him.
17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
18 He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent.
19 For in him all the fulness of God was pleased to dwell,
20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
Hebrews 1:1 In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets;
2 but in these last days He has spoken to us by a Son, whom He appointed the heir of all things, through whom also He created the world.
3 He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of His nature,
upholding the universe by his word of power. When He had made purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
4 having become as much superior to angels as the name Hhe has obtained is more excellent than theirs.
5 For to what angel did God ever say, "You are my Son, today I have begotten You"? Or again, "I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son"?
6 And again, when He brings the first-born into the world, He says, "Let all God's angels worship Him."
7 Of the angels He says, "Who makes his angels winds, and his servants flames of fire."
8 But of the Son He says, "Your throne, God, is for ever and ever, the righteous scepter is the scepter of Your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness beyond Your comrades."
10 And, "You, Lord, did found the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of Your hands;
11 they will perish, but You remain; they will all grow old like a garment,
12 like a mantle You will roll them up, and they will be changed. But You are the same, and Your years will never end."
As for how long it took for the Creator to create things, we note:
Exodus 20:11 for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it.
Exodus 31:17 It is a sign for ever between me and the people of Israel that in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.'"
Genesis 1:5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.
19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
23 And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.
31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.
Biblical creationists even know what the exact and precise length of a "day" was relating to the above-stated verses:
The Hebrew-Text word for "day" above is yom [pronounced: yohm], and when preceded by the Hebrew idiomatic phrase "and there was evening and there was morning" and especially when yom is preceded by an ordinal number....the only possible meaning intended is a 24-hour period.....with or without the presence of sun and moon, with or without the cyclic repetition of sunrise and sunset - which is especially important, being that the Sun and stars were not created until Day 4 of Creation Week:
Genesis 1:14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years,
15 and let them be lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth." And it was so.
16 And God made the two great lights, the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth,
18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
Keep in mind that all the references above are factually-valid science relating to the scientific exploration and dissertation of theology (i.e. the study of God), though not necessarily (nor needfully) relating to non-applicable laboratory experiments in other scientific areas of microbiology, biology, paleontology, archeology, anthropoly, astology, mythology, physiology, and others.
Involved with various disciplines of science is the conception of irreducible complexity, and another is the observationally-apparent stark absence of useless and discarded garbage organs and other body parts which should have been existent in the hit-and-miss process of evolutionary transmutations, with a pletoria of fossils to verify such.
Irreducible complexity involves a honest and thorough scholarly description of everything from the most minute nucleonic particles to the most complex living and non-living entities. Addition or subtraction of any part or parts of such would cause the entities to lose their unique characteristics along with the precise Latin or other names they have been given. One can readily see how illogical discrepancies touted by evolutionists would not rightly reflect what that always was, is, and continues to be.
A serious flaw of illogicality inherently engrained within evolution relates to absolute necessity for functional created entities having to have all their intricate parts all at once (as in adult and fully-developed lifeforms) and operating simultaneously for creatures to exist as particular and uniquely-characteristic lifeforms. If any part is missing and never will become unmissing, missing and perhaps sometime in the future will cease to become missing, has not yet developed, has only partially developed.....the entire lifeform might not and probably will not operate whatsoever.
True, a man can temporarily come into existence and/or exist as a man without arms or legs; an somewhat-operational car can temporarily be assembled and/or run without muffler, hub caps, hood, lights, etc. But the precise characteristics which classify a fully-functional man or car as a fully-functional man or car can only occur if both have all their intricate parts - all at once - and all simulatenously functioning in interdependent associations with each other. To presume such intricate parts formed and assembled (not "were assembled") by mere coincidental chance (by themselves) is blatantly absurd. If enough vital parts are left out or missing, the specific entity will either never become nor be a specific entity. Even if it does survive for a while, pathetic extinction is likely or inevitable.
A basic error of atheistic evolutionists is the absurd presumption that created natural phenomena have created and continue to create themselves by themselves. That is like presuming that a automobile or dictionary creates itself. The scientifically-theological Bible precludes that with:
Hebrews 3:4 For every house is built by some one, but the builder of all things is God.
In view of all this, it behooves governmental official in charge to not merely allow efficient instruction involving intelligent design in public and private schools, but to encourage and faciliate it....while simultaneously discouraging and even prohibiting preoccupation with inane blatterings of evolutionist lunacy which is clearly counterproductive to innovations, inventions, and improvement with civilized society along with their local and global well-being.