Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Ed Humes Interview

Kristina Kauffman, a writer for The York Dispatch, reports that "several York countians will be reading about themselves in Pulitzer Prize-winner journalist and best-selling author Edward Humes' book about the Dover intelligent design trial, which was released to most major booksellers today."

In a wide-ranging interview, Humes, the author of "Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul tells Kauffman he doesn't want to assign fault for the debate, but he agrees with the judge's decision and that the trial showed the former Dover school board members "lacked any real understanding of what the theory of evolution and intelligent design was about."

Humes also says the problem is that policy makers -- from the Dover school board up to President George W. Bush -- adopt beliefs when they really don't have solid information on which to base those beliefs.

"And I think that is very common. ... People doubt or outright reject the theory of evolution but they don't even know what it is they've rejected," Humes says. "They just know they don't like it."


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