Saturday, November 19, 2005

Phony Theory, False Conflict

I don't usually get too excited about Charles Krauthammer - okay, I never get excited about Charles Krauthammer - but this article from Friday's Washington Post has some interesting things to say about the how the Intelligent Design debate "pits evolution against faith." It's worth a read, but, if you're lazy like me, at least read his final paragraph:

How ridiculous to make evolution the enemy of God. What could be more elegant, more simple, more brilliant, more economical, more creative, indeed more divine than a planet with millions of life forms, distinct and yet interactive, all ultimately derived from accumulated variations in a single double-stranded molecule, pliable and fecund enough to give us mollusks and mice, Newton and Einstein? Even if it did give us the Kansas State Board of Education, too.

Sorry if I spoiled the punchline for you . . .

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