Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Intelligent Design Is No Longer Just a Controversy...'s becoming a mass mania. The resounding defeat of stealthy creationism in the Dover PA case may not have a deterrent effect on similar sneak attacks on the science curriculum after all. South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford:

"The idea of there being a, you know, a little mud hole and two mosquitoes get together and the next thing you know you have a human being is completely at odds with, you know, one of the laws of thermodynamics."

Set aside the old journalistic smear tactic of leaving in the quoted person's ums and ahs. The man is either actually that dumb, or he's calculated that there is considerable political gain to be had by carrying on like this.

The Charlotte Observer has a guest op-ed from an astronomer, explaining yet again why science cannot factor God into its theories, and why ID is therefore not science, and therefore does not belong in science classes. Lotsa luck! As the saying goes, you can't reason people out of convictions they were never reasoned into.

And memo to Jody Bottum and Richard John Neuhaus: I applaud Vatican astronomer Fr. George Coyne. And after all the dishonesty perpetrated by ID proponents this past year, I hope never to see Dembski & friends inside the prestigious covers of First Things ever again.

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