Sunday, January 23, 2005
Intelligent Design Theory:What if it was a party invitation?
We're not at liberty to say (but we think you can guess who HE is)
Let's just call it creation. OKAY?
Prefer not to say
(we're going to the corner of Garden and Eden streets*)
Coulda been anytime,
just between you and me let's just say it was six thousand years ago
If you have to ask, you just don't get it
Ya gotta have faith...
Still can't find the party? Intelligent Design doesn't make a good party invitation for the same reason it isn't science, because it's theorists are agnostic when it comes to spelling out the details of their hypothesis. That's because the intelligent design folks are really biblical literalists wearing a flimsy disguise. That's why there is no body of reserch to support their ID claims, in fact, they have no plans to conduct any reseach at all.
If you really, really want to find the party, just think of Intelligent Design as a trojan horse for "creation science" which the U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled on (see: Edwards vs. Aguillard where the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a 1981 Louisiana "balanced treatment" law requiring the teaching of "creation science" in public schools whenever evolution is taught.
*Just turn left at that big ol' apple tree