Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Turning point

Here's a piece telling us why the court fight over "intelligent design" (that is, creation in sheep's clothing) is more than just another lunatic-fringe nutjob:

In countries like ours, the Iraqs and Afghanistans and USAs, liberals need to pick their battles. [...] Discretion is the better part of valor. But not always and no matter what. Sometimes we have to make an impolitic stink in support of the Enlightenment, and of the pieces of the Constitution—like the first words of the Bill of Rights, about government making "no law respecting an establishment of religion"—that are its revolutionary political expression. Intelligent design (ID), the hot new rebranding of Christian creationism, is extremely clever, profoundly disingenuous, and, I think, dangerous. It must be beaten back and kept out of the public schools.

And isn't it oh-so-cool that once again, American society can honestly be categorized with wretched and totalitarian nations where science must give way to superstition?


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