Friday, June 08, 2007
Sticks and Stones
Well, they're a little upset at "Darwinist" name calling and finger pointing.
A post published yesterday on Discovery's Evolution News and Views blog by Casey Luskin exposes "Darwinist" perfidy in The Panda's Black Box, a new book on intelligent design.
As examples Luskin cites Nathaniel C. Comfort who writes that:
- "among biologists, there is no controversy over Intelligent Design … Biologists—whether atheist, animist, Muslim, Hindu, Christian, or Jewish—simply do not take Intelligent Design seriously as an evolutionary mechanism."
- "the biological worldview [including evolutionary biology] is so well supported by evidence, so coherent theoretically, so compelling to anyone not dogmatically mystical, that many of those insulated by ivy-covered laboratory walls find it inconceivable that anyone would challenge it."
The list of grievances goes on and on. Seems as though some of the other contributors to Panda's Black Box find ID supporters "ignorant" as well.
Harsh man, way harsh.
Update: ID activist William Dembski often decries "Darwinist's" disrespect for intelligent design proponents. Dembski, if he is to be believed, would prefer a more collegial relationship. Yesterday his associate, DaveScot, posted this on Dembski's Uncommon Descent blog: "UD Subscriber Magnan pinches his nose closed long enough to fisk Mark Chu-Carrol’s vitriolic spittle strewn imbecilic
diatribe “review” of Michael Behe’s new book The Edge of Evolution... "