Inside Creationism’s Trojan Horse
|April 24, 2006||Posted by scordova under Intelligent Design|
At an IDEA meeting at UVa last fall, before 100 students, I was explaining what ID was. I was trying to communicate how cool it is to be an IDer.
I said, “What is ID? Some critics claim that it’s ‘creationism in a tuxedo’. My response to them is: what’s so bad about being in a tuxedo?” (I then showed this slide, and the room broke out in laughter):
And then I pointed out that in their book, Barbara Forrest and Paul Gross (a UVa professor) claimed ID was Creationism’s Trojan Horse.
I asked the students if they had seen the movie Troy. The majority said, “yes.”
I then said, “My response to them is: what’s so bad about Trojan horses? After all, ladies, what do you find when you look inside a Trojan horse?” (I then showed this slide and got an even louder laugh):