Tuesday, June 19, 2007

But ID is not about religion, is it?

We are constantly being told that ID has nothing what-so-ever to do with religion. How come then, that ID proponents such as Denyse O'Leary can say things like this at uncommondescent:

Mainstream media, covering the intelligent design (ID) controversy, warn you that most ID advocates are Christians or other theists. But how many have told you what I just did - that most of the people who strongly promote a no-design universe and no-design life forms are atheists?

This has been true, by the way, for the better part of a century, ever since James Leuba started his surveys in 1914. So now, do you understand at least one reason why there is an intelligent design controversy?


The obvious answer is that ID has something to do with religion. I freely admit that ID as such is not religious but rather that the motivation for pushing for it is.

For anyone intent on misinterpreting what I wrote above: I am not implying that since ID is not religious, it automatically means that it is scientific; it isn't.


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