Saturday, August 30, 2008

Teach Both Sides of the Controversy - Part 3


Anonymous said...

Just a little bit of nit-picking.

This contains the phrase "theory of Intelligent Design".

There is no such theory.

There is a long tradition in anti-evolutionism that it avoid any substantive, positive content, and the ID version has "perfected" this strategy.

Tom S.

Sigmund said...

Hi Tom, I agree to a certain extent. There is certainly nothing in the philosophy of Intelligent Design that would qualify it as a scientific theory.
On the other hand the Dishonesty Institute publish propaganda for schools directly calling it - "The theory of intelligent design:
A briefing packet for educators"
- followed by a "Teach the controversy" picture of Charles Darwin - see the linked file
It follows on from the Wedge document which said the following.
"We are building on this momentum, broadening the wedge with a positive scientific alternative to materialistic scientific theories, which has come to be called the theory of intelligent design."