Monday, March 06, 2006


Checking the Designer's ID

Robert T. Pennock, professor of philosophy and evolutionary biology at Michigan State University and one of the expert witnesses for the plaintiffs in Kitzmiller v. Dover School District has an article in Science & Theology News on the aftermath of the case. Of particular interest to me are the examples he cites of Intelligent Design advocates revealing what their true agenda is. One thing for sure, the truth isn’t on the list, especially when they go around claiming they are only interested in science and that religion has nothing to do with ID.

For example, we have William Dembski, right after Judge Jones’ decision saying*:

[T]his galvanizes the Christian community. People I’m talking to say we’re going to be raising a whole lot more funds now.

And there was Phyllis Schlafly calling Judge Jones a "false judge" who "stuck the knife in the backs" of the evangelical Christians who elected the president who appointed him to the bench.

Ronald Bailey at Reason Magazine has this from David Klinghoffer, another senior fellow at the Discovery Institute:

There is no coherent reconciliation between God and Darwin. One may choose Darwin or one may choose God.

And just to add one from the last day or so, we have this from Nevada state Sen. Barbara Cegavske (R-Las Vegas) on the effort out there to amend the state Constitution to permit the "teach the controversy" ploy. Cegavske was the only member of an eight-member state council who voted to teach other theories besides evolution in science classes when current standards were passed in 2004.

I'm very sad that we have taken God out of the schools. When I went to school, we had a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Now, they are even disputing the word `God' in the Pledge of Allegiance. It is all very frustrating to a lot of us.

Yeah, Bills of Rights are pesky things . . . aren’t they?
* Other places this statement was reported include: Agape Press and the Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader.


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