Dover Goes to Trial Today
|September 26, 2005||Posted by William Dembski under Darwinism, Evolution, Intelligent Design|
The Dover Area School District trial about the teaching of ID starts today, and you can expect a lot of press coverage concerning it. Yesterday evening, the BBC interviewed me and Robert Boston of Americans United for
Separation the Secularization of Church and State regarding Dover (it was a telephone debate). Boston was following the script of the Secular Coalition for America to a tee: ID is biblical creationism with biblical references omitted (so what do you do with Plato, Aristotle, and Antony Flew?); ID has no presence in the scientific community (so what do you do with the recent peer-reviewed publications?); yeah, but 99.9% of publications reject ID (but just moment ago you said it was 100%); etc.
Dealing with people like this convinces me that we need to redouble our efforts to hasten the demise of Darwinian materialism (and regardless of the outcome of the Dover trial). It’s not just that this ideology is wrong. It’s that its proponents don’t deserve the prominence and power they have in our culture. The real pseudoscience here is the appeal to materialistic evolutionary mechanisms that have never demonstrated the creative power to produce large-scale biological innovations.