Philly Inquirer writer wonders if intelligent design is dead because …
|April 15, 2012||Posted by News under News, science education|
… the Tennessee teacher protection bill doesn’t mention it:
Could intelligent design finally be dead? The term is conspicuously absent from the latest antievolution education bill, which passed the Tennessee legislature in March and awaits action by the governor.
The bill’s language reveals a new tactic on the part of creationists. They seem to have retired intelligent design and replaced it with a concept as sneaky as stealth aircraft.
“These bills sound very innocent,” said Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education. That’s intentional, she said. The legislation has been crafted to be legally bulletproof. – Faye Flam, “Creationists Switch Tactics In Tennessee,” Philadelphia Inquirer, April 9, 2012
The ID stealth tactic, she reveals, is “critical thinking.”
Hold that thought. It’s a brand new idea. Some of us just call it “thinking.”
She’s probably right in supposing that it will nuke Darwin’s world of street legal stupidity.
See also: Uproar continues around Tennessee teacher protection bill
and Why news media can’t acknowledge what the Tennessee schools bill actually says