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ID in Greece

From a colleague in Greece:

THE NEWSPAPER “TO VIMA” HAS AN ARTICLE ABOUT ID. THE TITLE OF THE ARTICLE IS: “BUSH AGAINST DARWIN.” IT IS WRITTEN BY TASOS KAFANTARIS AND ITS MAIN IDEA IS THAT A NEW CULTURAL WAR IS TAKING PLACE IN THE US PROMPTED BY PRESIDENT BUSH’S RELIGIOSITY AND POLITICAL AGENDA. IT MAKES A BRIEF HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THE ARGUMENT FROM DESIGN MENTIONING WILLIAM PALEY AND STATING THAT THE DARWINIAN THEORY DEMOLISHED THE LATTER’S ARGUMENTS UNTIL THE EMERGENCE OF THE SO CALLED “CREATION SCIENCE.” HE MENTIONS THE NAMES OF PHILLIP JOHNSON, MICHAEL BEHE AND YOURS AS WELL AS THE TITLES OF SOME OF YOUR WORKS AND IT REFERS TO THE WEDGE AS AN ORCHESTRATED ATTACK AGAINST SCIENCE IN BEHALF OF RELIGION. IT WRITES ABOUT THE DISCOVERY INSTITUTE AND THE POLICY OF ITS DIRECTORS AND CONTENDS THAT THE ID MOVEMENT HAS NO SCIENTIFIC BASIS AND ADDRESSES ITSELF TO THE UNEDUCATED TRYING TO PUSH MARCH ITS WAY THROUGH THE RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OF LAY PEOPLE. HE SAYS THAT YOU HAVE THE SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT BUSH AND THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO COERCE PEOPLE INTO YOUR WAY OF THINKING. AS A CONCLUSION HE IS MENTIONING HARVARD UNIVERSITY’S PROGRAM OF SEARCHING THE ORIGINS OF LIFE AND STATES THAT YOU HAVE ALSO SOME SUPPORT FROM ISLAMIC THINKERS. THE ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN THE PAPER OF SUNDAY 28 OF AUGUST.

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2 Responses to ID in Greece

  1. I bet Johnson isn’t quite so well pleased with the wedge metaphor anymore.

  2. So, Bill, you’re part of Karl Rove’s secret plan for theocracy now, eh? Cool – do you guys have a secret handshake?

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