Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Kansas goes for intelligent design

and so it goes...

not good.

Addendum: Nightline on ABC tackled the intelligent design controversy; forced myself to sit through most of it for the sake of perspective (The Daily Show was good; Stewart's on a roll).

Quick take: the ID advocates slip real easily into biblical creationism when pushed - I wonder how they'd react if in response to ID requirements some other alternative ID concept were used, say that of scientology...
The scientists who went on did an ok job, stayed on message, but the interviews are too clipped, they just can't help but shoot for a soundbite. An actual in depth discussion would be interesting, but don't see US TV managing it, not even PBS any more.

The adverts were surreal: TIAA-CREF advertises on the Daily Show; the Nightline ads were red sports car (with midlife crisis themes) and erectile dysfunction medication.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quote from the article:
..."essentially cemented a victory for conservative Christian board members who say evolution is largely unproven and can undermine religious teachings about the origins of life on earth."

To which I say: WTF do "religious teachings" have to do with science education?!?!?!?! This is clearly a sad, sad moment in the history of science in this country.

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might have a snicker from this, at least:

I rather liked this submission, myself:

12:50 PM  
Blogger Steinn said...

All hail the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Though if you want meatballs you'd better pay obeiance to The Cosmic Cow Auðhumla...

2:28 PM  

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