Thursday, March 10, 2011
When You Know You've Lost
If a supposedly scientific argument needs a legislature's protection, it is already defunct.
Bill Zedler, a member of the Texas House of Representatives, has declared Intelligent Design dead:
PROHIBITION OF DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RESEARCH RELATED TO INTELLIGENT DESIGN.
An institution of higher education may not discriminate against or penalize in any manner, especially with regard to employment or academic support, a faculty member or student based on the faculty member's or student's conduct of research relating to the theory of intelligent design or other alternate theories of the origination and development of organisms.
No one, outside crazies, expects real science to originate in high schools.
Despite propaganda, such as Expelled, if someone can come up with the real goods, they will get a hearing in academia. Of course, those who challenge well-established science will have a hard row to hoe, but the history of science is replete with examples of those who have succeeded.
Bill Zedler has conceded that ID has no chance to do that.
'Someone did something for some reason' does not lend itself to the construction of a theory.
Of course not, silly! It's all been discriminated against!