Wednesday, March 01, 2006

INTELLIGENT DESIGN: Rumors of its death

... are greatly exaggerated!
Intelligent design isn't dead yet despite a federal judge's ruling prohibiting it from being taught in a Pennsylvania school district's biology classes.

Some professors argued at a symposium last week in Chapel Hill that intelligent design should be taught in North Carolina's public schools. Although they didn't say they believed in intelligent design, which holds that life wasn't created by chance, they insisted it should be given a hearing.

"All ideas deserve to be in the marketplace of ideas, and only the fittest survive," said Arnold Loewy, a professor at UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Law. "Can you imagine the delicious irony of saying that applies to everything but Darwinism?"

Critics contend that intelligent design is just religion masquerading as science.
It would be nice if we could go back in time and reset the clock on the argument that ID proponents insist on teaching it as "science." I know that some have made that mistake, but really all we want is for it to be taught as an alernative to Darwinism.

If someday it is determined to be on solid scientific footing then we can begin the tedious process of arguing for that view.

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