Supporters of intelligent design may end up basically having a god as their conclusion, but they won't have it as one of their premises.

And they have to do it that way. If God was one of their premises, teaching it in government schools would be illegal.

I think you're confusing the idea of intelligent design and cultural wars in the US.

The question was whether you can construct "a coherent argument for intelligent design", not whether you would be willing to play political games with your congresscritters and school boards.

Rationality Quotes Thread March 2015

by Vaniver 1 min read2nd Mar 2015235 comments


Another month, another rationality quotes thread. The rules are:

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