Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Darwin


Some sciency types will be offering their worship and praise to the Almighty Darwin today.

I, OTOH, agree with David Warren of the Ottawa Citizen....

But "Darwinism" survives, especially in the English-speaking world, not as a quaint historical theory, but rather as a cosmological doctrine. The hard-core Darwinist is a "religious atheist," whose faith in the non-existence of God is anchored in the unshakable conviction that everything in this world that looks designed and purposeful will eventually be explained by random, gradual, purely "natural" (as opposed to supernatural) processes. And he defends himself by the method of the hedgehog: for when attacked he rolls up into an impregnably tautological ball.

Oh, and btw...

ID is winning big time in the public square. Screw the hardcore Darwin lover won't always be the case that we continue to teach an ideology in the science classroom. Hopefully, at some point in time, much of Darwin's legacy will be shoved over into the philosophy classroom.

The latest Zogby poll (January), linked to above, shows that 78% of US voters favor teaching both strengths and weaknesses of evolution.


For regular readers...if you're still out there, let me assure you that I haven't given up the fight! My laptop has been revived, and I'm still at it...stronger than ever, but I've found an alternate venue. Hopefully, I'll get back to blogging at some point, though I can't say I haven't enjoyed the break. I still keep up with all the pertinent blogs and forums.

Keep up the fight! Looks like the numbers are leaning our way!!!!!!

PS: Casey Luskin from the Discovery Institute had a great opinion piece in the US News & World Report.

Be sure to read Uncommon Descent and Evolution News and Views to keep up to date with what is happening in the ID/Evo debates.