Is this a viable solution to the evolution vs. intelligent design in public schools argument?
So how about this:
Do not teach intelligent design or evolution before high school, period.
In high school offer two courses.
Evolution - fulfills a biological sciences requirement.
Intelligent Design (covers the creation stories of the major religions of the area) - fulfills a social studies/humanities requirement.
No other science or social studies/humanities courses cover either topic (you can study how cells work in biology w/out going into evolution).
No group is forced to take a course that they feel goes against their fundamental beliefs, but the knowledge is there for those that are interested. It's not like evolution is needed for the basic science courses offered before high school, or even during high school. It's more necessary for the collegiate level.
I think the children should be exposed to both when they are old enough to understand the arguments for each side and allowed to decide for themselves.