Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Shermer: Not Science, Not Intelligent Either
The inestimable Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine and the author of "Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown", writing in the Los Angeles Times:
If intelligent design is not science, then what is it? One of its originators, Phillip Johnson, a law professor at UC Berkeley, wrote in a 1999 article: "The objective is to convince people that Darwinism is inherently atheistic, thus shifting the debate from creationism versus evolution to the existence of God versus the nonexistence of God. From there people are introduced to 'the truth' of the Bible and then 'the question of sin' and finally 'introduced to Jesus.' "