18 October 2008

A photoblog for Friday


h/t Jill Darrell via Brian Rosen

7 comments:

Glendon Mellow: The Flying Trilobite said...

Yeah, that'd wake me up in the morning.

Michael D. Barton, FCD said...

That quote was on of my first posts at DoD:
http://thedispersalofdarwin.blogspot.com/2007/04/daily-darwin-quote-of-week.html

Look forward to the December issue of Nat Geo, for Quammen has a piece on A.R. Wallace...

rpg said...

Describing ID as 'faith-based' makes me slightly narked. I have a blog post brewing about this... I'll write it, some day.

Karen James said...

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)

rpg said...

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!

Karen James said...

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?

rpg said...

I think I need to write that blog entry...