Yeah, that'd wake me up in the morning.
That quote was on of my first posts at DoD:http://thedispersalofdarwin.blogspot.com/2007/04/daily-darwin-quote-of-week.htmlLook forward to the December issue of Nat Geo, for Quammen has a piece on A.R. Wallace...
Describing ID as 'faith-based' makes me slightly narked. I have a blog post brewing about this... I'll write it, some day.
richard, ID is certainly faith-based in its inception if not its definition of itself; see the decision in Kitzmiller v. Dover, which includes the following:"For the reasons that follow, we conclude that the religious nature of ID [intelligent design] would be readily apparent to an objective observer, adult or child" (page 24)"A significant aspect of the IDM [intelligent design movement] is that despite Defendants’ protestations to the contrary, it describes ID as a religious argument. In that vein, the writings of leading ID proponents reveal that the designer postulated by their argument is the God of Christianity." (page 26)"The evidence at trial demonstrates that ID is nothing less than the progeny of creationism" (page 31)"The overwhelming evidence at trial established that ID is a religious view, a mere re-labeling of creationism, and not a scientific theory." (page 43)
mmm, I was thinking more that ID is a political movement. It's nothing to do with 'faith'.Please don't think I was in any way trying to claim it was evidence-based!
Ohhhh, yeah, I get it now, Richard. Well, you're right of course; it is a political movement. But it's also so tied up with faith too. Let's call it a faith-based political movement perhaps?
I think I need to write that blog entry...
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