Monday, May 03, 2004

Colson, Again Not to beat a dead horse, but here's Charles Colson endorsing the book Doubts about Darwin: A History of Intelligent Design by Thomas Woodward:

BreakPoint listeners have heard me speak many times over the years about the intelligent design movement. Intelligent design is the argument by scientists that the world shows clear signs that it was designed and is not simply the result of random evolution.

This is one of the biggest cultural shifts in recent history, especially now with school boards across the country debating this very question and affirming the need to teach both sides of this controversy.

How did this come about? It’s been developing for years, and a new book recounts the intelligent design movement’s history.

Doubts about Darwin: A History of Intelligent Design, written by rhetorical historian Thomas Woodward, tells the stories of four founders of the intelligent design movement—Michael Denton, Phillip Johnson, Michael Behe, and William Dembski—and how they used brilliant rhetorical strategy to break down Darwinism.

I don't have much to say about this entirely standard bit of ID puffery, but I love the implication that ID is far more about rhetoric than it is about science.


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