In One Eye
Thursday, July 07, 2005
I just finished reading a very nicely written biography of Charles Darwin (referred to here), and so stuff like this drives me nuts.
[I]f a bill before [Pennsylvania's] House Subcommittee on Basic Education becomes law, school boards in Pennsylvania would be permitted to require science teachers to teach an alternative to evolution known as "intelligent design."What nonsense. It's obviously old wine in a new bottle. The notion of "creationism" has been derogated to the point of extinction, so this crap about "intellgent design" becomes the mantra for the evangelical morons. This eighty years after the Scopes trial, which, one would have hoped, put all this nonsense to rest.
As a very good editorial notes,
To read what [H.L.] Mencken wrote in the Baltimore Sun on the eve of the Scopes trial is to see how little has changed in 80 years.Sigh.