Letters About Dembski
The Louisville Courier-Journal, a Kentucky newspaper, recently ran this article about William Dembski's arrival at the Southern Baptist Theological Assembly.
They have now run three excellent letters to the editor on the subject. You can find them here.
In the first one we find this worthy sentiment:
Puleeze! With all of the things we have to be embarrassed about, it was entirely unnecessary for you to headline the coming of William Dembski to Louisville. Your quote of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr., without immediate qualification, saying that Dembski is “one of the most skilled philosophers of science in this generation” was a brief affront to the truth. Dembski is a scientist like Elmer Fudd is a hunter.
Well said. I also liked this excerpt from the second letter:
The bad news is that William Dembski, a clever creationist, is coming to town. The good news is at least he landed a job where he belongs, at a Bible school instead of a real university.
And from later in the same letter:
Why are so many U.S citizens scientifically illiterate? First, religious fundamentalists constantly agitate to insert anti-evolution propaganda in textbooks and school curricula. Second, teachers practice self-censorship. Cornelia Dean, writing in the Feb. 5 New York Times, documented that teachers fail to teach evolution in order to avoid the wrath of anti-evolution zealots. The battle to keep religion out of our public schools is never-ending.
Go read the rest of these letters, and the third one as well. They are definitely worth the few minutes it will take you to read them.