Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Black and White, and Read All Over, Except...

When you dig to the bottom of things, what is it that really separates those who understand and embrace evolutionary theory from its doubters?

"In some ways," writes Margaret Talbot in "Darwin in the Dock" a New Yorker essay about the Dover intelligent design trial, "the clearest line of demarcation was between those who avidly read the local newspapers (virtually all the plaintiffs) and those who scorned them (virtually all the pro-intelligent-design school-board members)."

Perhaps that explains why William Dembski's Uncommon Descent blog, and Denyse O'Leary -- DaveScott's intrepid pinch hitter -- posted stories asserting -- despite news reports to the contrary -- that Father George Coyne was replaced as director of the Vatican Observatory because he's an outspoken opponent of creationism and intelligent design.

Well, don't worry. They'll surely correct those posts for their readers... just as soon as they pick up a newspaper.


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