To the editor:
Poor John Calvert!
Now the shoe is on the other foot. Steve Abrams and the gang of six on the State Board of Education have no scientific, let alone evolution, expertise and none of the intelligent design advocates the board used as experts has any significant experience in evolutionary biology either, and this includes Michael Behe, in spite of his credentials as a DNA biochemist.
So if the Board of Education can listen to witnesses who are untrained in evolutionary biology, then a religious studies professor can teach about intelligent design. At least he is teaching it in a more proper framework as mythology.
Of course, a legitimate argument can be made that intelligent design is not even mythology but just pseudoscience advanced to justify a particular political agenda.