Monday, July 25, 2005


Reinforcements Arrive

Niall Shanks, a prominent defender of evolution, and the author of "God, the Devil, and Darwin: A Critique of Intelligent Design Theory'' is on his way to Wichita State to take a professorship on the history and philosophy of evolution.

Shanks presence in Kansas is likely to shake things up in the battle with the Kansas State School Board. A veteran of many debates with creationist and intelligent desingn advocates, he is on record as saying the boycott of the hearings was a "a huge, stupid mistake."

"Not debating people is a very dangerous tactic," Shanks says. "Then they go unchallenged."

Welcome to the Kansas, the current frontline in the battle for reason and rationality, Prof. Shanks.


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