Wednesday, April 05, 2006

ID in its infancy?

Dylan Lovan of the AP notes that William Dembski, one of the architects of the current ID initiative states that ID is in its infancy. Nonetheless, he states that in ten years it won't matter because Darwinism will be dead. "I see this all disintegrating very quickly." This is probably news to most biologists. As with the earlier post on the news media, this story is indicative of the perceived level playing field between ID and evolutionary theory. Dembski states that the theory of evolution put forth by Charles Darwin 150 years ago will be "dead." News flash! It died in the 1920s with the birth of the synthetic theory of evolution. Every biologist knows that. It is not immediately clear that ANY proponent of ID does.

More disturbing is this:

According to a 2004 Gallup poll, about 35 percent of Americans believe Darwin's theory is well supported by evidence, another 35 percent said it is not and 29 percent said they didn't know enough about it.

Great! Teaching science by public opinion poll.

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