Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Hiding Under A Bushel Basket?

Orac, that bristly commentator over at Respectful Insolence (a.k.a. "Orac Knows") has brought forth a new challenge to the folks who insist that "Intelligent Design" (hereafter, ID) be taught in our schools right along side Biology, Chemistry and Physics (or instead of those subjects, in the case of the most fervent believers).

Where are all the "intelligent design" advocates who are atheists (or even just agnostics)?

It's a fair question. After all, how can ID advocates hope to be taken seriously if they all have such apparent biases, agendas and axes to grind? If, as its advocates claim, "intelligent design" is strictly about science, evidence, and experimentation and has nothing to do with a belief in God, then it is not unreasonable to expect that there should be some atheists out there who accept ID as science.

It's a valid question and I await the ID camp's attempt at answers.

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