Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Department of Strange Coincidences

When citizens in Dover voted out the school board that demanded intelligent design be taught in public schools there, TV evangelist Pat Robertson told the audience of his 700 Club:

I’d like to say to the good citizens of Dover: if there is a disaster in your area, don’t turn to God, you just rejected him from your city…And don’t wonder why he hasn’t helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I’m not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that’s the case, don’t ask for his help because he might not be there.
Robertson remained silent when voters in Kansas likewise rejected school board members who injected their pet religious theory into the science curriculum here, but we think we know how the right-wing televangelist felt about it anyway.

Now, Michael Behe, an ID activist, Discovery Institute fellow, and expert witness for the losing side at the Dover trial is coming to Kansas. He's scheduled to speak tomorrow at 7:00 pm in the Kansas Union Ballroom in Lawrence on "The Argument for Intelligent Design in Biology" as part of the Hall Center for the Humanities "Difficult Dialogues" series.

And God just doesn't seem to be on his side.

A winter storm warning has been forecast: Periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain this evening transitioning to snow showers overnight. Windy. Cold. Low 17F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80%. Snow accumulating 1 to 2 inches.

Up until now, we've had a warm November in this part of Kansas. Recent temperatures have been near 70F. The day of Behe's talk, the high is predicted to be just 26F.

Dover and Kansas may be damned, but at least here in Kansas it seems hell is freezing over for Michael Behe.


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