Wise Words from the RTD
The Richmond Times-Dispatch (that's Richmond, VA), is no one's idea of a liberal newspaper. Today's edition featured this brief, but excellent, editorial. The Williams being referred to is the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams:
Williams makes two essential points:
- Creationism (or its derivative, intelligent design) does not belong in public classrooms.
- Supporters of creationism distort the scientific meaning of “theory” when they sneer at the “theory of evolution” even as they diminish the Bible and religious faith when they describe creationism and ID as theories in competition with Darwinism.
The Archbishop of Canterbury may not be infallible, but in this instance he has it exactly right.