Saturday, June 03, 2006


"Astrology" Makes It a Thousand and One

Mike Dunford, over at the Panda's Thumb, has noted the latest attempt of Casey Luskin and the Discovery Institute to define away the fact that was so obvious to Judge John E. Jones III and everyone else who has ever objectively looked at the evidence, namely that ID is creationism in a cheap tuxedo. Mike has dredged up a little visual evidence the Discovery Institute would no doubt like to forget as well.
I'd just like to note that Casey is so tone-deaf to irony that he quotes Michael Ruse to the effect that:

Journals such as Science and Nature would as soon publish an article using or favourable to Intelligent Design as they would an article favourable to phrenology or mesmerism . . .

Well, duh! And what is more, the same goes for astrology too!
P.S. Ed Brayton at Dispatches from the Culture Wars has more to show why Casey and the Discovery Institute are being, to say the least, disingenuous.
P.P.S. Ed Brayton has even more on this, including examples of Casey himself speaking out of the creationist side of his mouth. There is also this delightful summary of the situation, by an imagined ID advocate, posted by "Steve S" in the comments:
Just because we occasionally refer to ourselves as creationists, and just because we global-searched-and-replaced "Creationism" with "Intelligent Design", and just because we've said Intelligent Design "Really means the reality of God", and just because we said christians are our 'natural allies', and just because we said our goal is to promote "traditional doctrines of creation", and just because I personally happen to be a creationist, and just because we called Intelligent Design "the Logos theology of John's Gospel", and just because the Intelligent Design club used to be named the Creation Science club, and just because we require the club officers to be christians, and just because we said the Intelligent Designer created the universe, is transcendent, is supernatural, and a subject for theology, and just because our theorists all happen to work at bible colleges, and just because we used to represent the Intelligent Designer as the christian god in our logo, that does Not Mean Intelligent Design is creationism at all, it's entirely different, purely scientific, no relationship to christianity. I don't even know how you got that idea.

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