Sunday, December 24, 2006


The ID in Ideology

Just in case there was any question about the objectivity of the report on the Richard Sternberg affair issued by the staff of the House Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources, the outgoing chairman of the subcommittee, Rep. Mark Souder, Republican of Indiana, has an interview in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette where he was asked if he had any disappointments in the past Congress:

In a number of our key pro-life things we were defeated – the unborn pain awareness, the Plan B. We got setbacks on intelligent design. A lot of the social issues it was a year we tried to make progress, we had the debates, but we lost.
Souder doesn't care about "fairness" in government and certainly not about science. For him, evolution is a social issue, not an empiric fact to discover. And like any politician, he is more than happy to use the machinery of government to bend the truth to his ideology.

There isn't very much that can be done about Mark Souder and the rest of these folks.

The term 'invincible ignorance' comes to mind. I don't claim to understand what it means in every context, but I can sure understand what it means in this one.

Invincible ignorance

Be glad that Souder and all the rest are as you said, "outgoing". It's time to tell them, "Just leave - and don't let the door hit you on the way out."
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