Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Suspicious Minds

When we're told that intelligent design has nothing, nothing at all, to do with creationism, we should believe what we're told, right?

Why should we doubt that a bill to teach the controversy over evolution, or grant academic freedom to high school biology teachers, or present evidence critical of Darwinism, is as completely divorced from any sectarian religion concerns as its supporters tell us it is?

Really, it's all about good science. There are no ulterior motives. After all, those godly souls who tell us these things would never lie, would they?

No, they wouldn't lie, but they might write a loophole in the law big enough to fly an Airbus 380 through.

Take for example this little piece of legislation sponsored by our old friend Utah State Sen. Chris "Divine Design" Buttars.

Buttars insists his latest legislation is designed only to bring uniformity to the rules governing school clubs. To prevent things from getting out of hand at chess club meetings. That kind of thing.

There are, of course, other views.

“This is all about gay-straight alliance clubs, and anybody who tells you different is lying,” said State Senator Scott D. McCoy, Democrat from Salt Lake City, who voted against the law.

Well, on second thought, maybe they would lie.


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