Cornell President Condemns Teaching Intelligent Design as Science

A national movement to have intelligent design taught in science classrooms is “very dangerous,” Cornell University’s interim president, Hunter R. Rawlings III, said after taking up the issue Friday in a speech. But Mr. Rawlings charged that colleges were not engaging enough in the debate.
Mr. Rawlings spoke to hundreds of faculty members and trustees during his state of the university address, which typically focuses on the college’s accomplishments and business. His staff said he chose to take up the topic, in part, because he is serving only temporarily as president. He was president from 1995 to 2003, and returned after Jeffrey Lehman resigned in June, citing differences with the university’s trustees.
Cornell President Condemns Teaching Intelligent Design as Science – New York Times