Tuesday, November 22, 2005

(Un)Intelligent Design, Again

A friend sent me this notice that faculty at the University of Kansas department of religious studies have decided to call (Un)Intelligent Design by its proper name and will offer for the Spring 2006 term a course, "Special Topics In Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism and other Religious Mythologies." At least there is one bastion of light and reason remaining in the state where the board of education, eager to prove the case for (un)intelligence, has redefined science to allow for proof by the supernatural, by which one must assume they mean faith. Now, the religion department under Paul Mirecki has determined to call this bit of pseudo-science by its proper name---"Intelligent Design" = "Mythology." Now (Un)Intelligent Design's creators and defenders are squirming and protesting because the last thing they and their "theory"can tolerate is proper naming. Improper naming thrives on ignorance, superstition, and confusion. Proper naming brings clarity and right order.

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