Wednesday, November 16, 2005


ID in College Classrooms

"With a magician's flourish, Thomas Ingebritsen pulled six mousetraps from a shopping bag and handed them out to students in his "God and Science" seminar. At his instruction, they removed one component -- either the spring, hammer or holding bar -- from each mousetrap. They then tested the traps, which all failed to snap.

"'Is the mousetrap irreducibly complex?' the Iowa State University molecular biologist asked the class.

"'Yes, definitely,' said Jason Mueller, a junior biochemistry major wearing a cross around his neck.

"That's the answer Mr. Ingebritsen was looking for. He was using the mousetrap to support the antievolution doctrine known as intelligent design."

From a report by Daniel Golden of the The Wall Street Journal.


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