Thursday, December 08, 2005
Eugenie Scott: ID Imposes Religious Belief
Eugenie Scott spoke at Michigan State University's Kellogg Auditorium last week on the evolution of the anti-evolution movement. Here's an excerpt from what she had to say as reported by Henry Silverman in The City Pulse:
Beginning at the end of the 19th century, fundamentalist Christians sought to use the government via the public schools to replace the teaching of evolution in science classes with the Biblical creation story. The anti-evolution movement has evolved over the last 100 years from “Creationism” to “Creation Science” and more recently to “Intelligent Design.” The arguments have become more sophisticated but their purpose is essentially the same: to use the public schools to impose a particular religious belief system.