Religious conservatives have been touting “intelligent design theory” as an alternative to teaching evolution in the schools. What is the theory? In a nutshell: life was created by some sort of intelligence and not simply by a random process of evolution. Proponents of the theory promote it as being a scientific theory when in reality it is simply creationism all dressed up. As a Christian, evolution doesn’t take anything away from my faith. I believe that God created life. Evolution is not at odds with that. But I don’t want my faith being taught in public schools as “the answer” and I certainly don’t want the pseudo-science in “intelligent design theory” being taught either. That is what church is for. Pat Robertson and Albert Mohler disagree. Religious conservatives are demanding the theory be taught. Scientists claim there is no science to teach behind the theory. Where do we go from here? The courts, of course. “The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State filed a lawsuit challenging the Dover (Pennsylvania) Area School District's adoption of the theory of "intelligent design" -- which maintains that an "intelligent force" has directed the evolution of life on earth -- as part of its schools' science curriculum on the grounds that it is a violation of the separation of church and state,” reports Media Matters for America. Let’s hope the courts have the good sense to defend the Constitution.