Monday, April 24, 2006


Pick of the Crop

There is an article in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy by Kristi L. Bowman, an Assistant Professor of Law at Drake University Law School, that addresses some difficult issues surrounding the "objective observer" test, created and championed by Justice O’Connor, of the constitutionality of government action under the Establishment clause. Professor Bowman does this specifically in the context of the decision in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.

I may post about the article later, if it proves interesting. In the meantime, I just want to note that Michael Francisco, the Discovery Institute’s own law student, has a post about the article up at the DI’s blog, Evolution News & Views. It is the usual whinging about how poor little ID is so misunderstood. However, this jumped out as head and shoulders above all the other mewling:

To be clear, Bowman presents intelligent design in a more accurate light than many of the critics. For example, she recognizes that "intelligent design advocates’ purpose is nearly always less overtly religious than that of traditional creationists."

Well, sure! That is about like saying that a pickpocket's purpose is less overtly criminal than an armed robber's. It sort of comes with the territory when you are a stealth creationist.

But I think we should thank Mr. Francisco for admitting that it is accurate to say that the less-than-overt purpose of ID advocates is religious.
i find other things i haystacks,,,, including the rare madagascar scorpion.
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(Sorry John.)
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