Me? … A fundamentalist?
|April 3, 2007||Posted by O'Leary under Intelligent Design|
I had not realized that I had become a fundamentalist until several people wrote to me, wondering what had happened.
(Fell? Hit my head?)
Regular readers of this space (devout thanks to both of you) know that I am still a Catholic, and may wish to read the claim and my response, linked below.
[Update: The problem has been fixed! As a kind poster noted at the PostD, it now reads, correctly, “Roman Catholic” in the online version. Now I won’t spend years putting out fires – plus, I can send all those snakes back to Petco and get a refund before something terminally stupid happens.]
Without asking me, a Toronto Star reporter described me as a fundamentalist in a story on the efforts of the Darwin lobby to expand the intelligent design controversy to Canada.
Must the Darwin lobby go down fighting? Why in Canada, for heaven’s sake? And what about the moral problem they involve me in? I’m so much better off if they succeed but the country is so much worse off.
At some point in the spring (not this week, so I haven’t actually thought about it much yet), I must go give a talk to a bunch of small mag editors or the significance of the blogosphere.
Well, here is one significance: A publication – even the mighty Toronto Star can’t just print something like that and thenÃ‚Â tellÃ‚Â me to beggar off. I can access the blogosphere. That IS different.
Also, today at the Post-Darwinist
Here’s a link to a nice review I did of Francis Collins’s book, The Language of God., and I appended another one as well. (If you just need to convince a kid that a scientist doesn’t need to be an atheist, that’s the book … )
Who believes what about origins?:
Here’s a .pdf of an article in the Journal of Geosciences Education, attempting to sort out who believes what about origins.
And, oh, you wonderful denialism.com!!
I have been getting a number of site visits via www.denialism.com, a largely anonymous outfit that views me as some sort of a threat (?) – along with the ID guys and other independent thinkers in various categories.
An engineer speaks out about intelligent design.
Thinkquote of the day: Preserving the status quo in science
Bill Dembski blogged this great Koestler comment before I got around to it, but I am not letting that stop me …