karl_lembke (karl_lembke) wrote,

Rush is right

From my other blog:
The Discovery Institute keeps insisting that Intelligent Design/Intelligent Origin Theory is not religion. Rush Limbaugh, and at least one of his callers, seem not to have gotten the memo.
On the other hand, I do think this: I think that the people -- and I know why they're doing it, but I still think that it's a little bit disingenuous. Let's make no mistake. The people pushing intelligent design believe in the biblical version of creation. Intelligent design is a way, I think, to sneak it into the curriculum and make it less offensive to the liberals because it ostensibly does not involve religious overtones, that there is just some intelligent being far greater than anything any of us can even imagine that's responsible for all this, and of course I don't have any doubt of that. But I think that they're sort of pussyfooting around when they call it intelligent design.
That's pretty much what everyone except the proponents say. They're in the position of the mainstream media denying its liberal bias. Maybe they think these denials actually work; maybe they don't care, as long as they maintain plausible deniability.

Think he'll testify to the religious underpinnings of ID/IOT at the next trial?

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