The Commissar gets it right
Quoth the Commissar: "The best part is... if this curriculum is all wrong... the kids can figure it out for themselves!! Put it all out there and let the students decide."
Sadly, that's what ID adherents are in essence saying when they say, "Let the students decide."
The Commissar also gets it right when he lambastes pseudoscientists for whining rather than doing what real scientists do (looking for evidence) when their ideas are not immediately accepted, and he gives the examples of several real scientists whose ideas were rejected at first--until the weight of evidence forced scientists to revise their opinions. I've said more or less the same thing in the past:
...no real scientist claims that the "Theory du Jour" is the "final word." Such thinking is anathema to scientists. Real scientists consider every theory as merely provisionally accepted as the best presently existing explanation for a natural phenomenon. All theories, including evolution, are subject to revision or replacement if new evidence mandates it. Indeed, the greatest joy a scientist can achieve is not to confirm current theory (although that can be satisifying) but rather to challenge and go beyond current theory, filling in its flaws or even overturning it altogether in favor of something new that leads to new understanding and new areas of inquiry. But achieving that is not easy. It takes evidence so compelling and in such quantities that the bulk of scientists are finally forced to admit that present theory can't stand against it, something ID proponents don't seem to understand. If they think ID is a superior explanation for evolution than present day theory, they need to produce the goods to prove it, just as every scientist who has successfully challenged current theory has done before. It is not up to the skeptics to prove ID is not the best explanation for the diversity of life; it is up to its adherents to prove that it is.