Conclusive proof that ID = creationism
by KTinOhio, Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 08:18:00 PM EDT
Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 6 - Authors of a textbook critical of evolution replaced the word "creationism" with "intelligent design" in 1987, soon after the U.S. Supreme Court barred the teaching of creation science in public schools, a researcher of the history of intelligent design testified in federal court Wednesday.
"The substitution was made throughout" the book, Forrest said. Gesturing to a chart on a courtroom screen, she said a computer word search showed how creationism and similar words were eliminated from the "Pandas" text after the Supreme Court ruling.
"You just saw the smoking gun," Nick Matzke, spokesman for the National Center of Science Education, said in an interview after hearing Forrest's testimony. "This proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that intelligent design is creationism."
Two related thoughts:
Even if ID is true, it isn't science. It is not amenable to scientific inquiry. If it is to be included in the science curriculum, it should be as an example of something that does not meet the basic requirements of science.
Any theory should be subject to scrutiny, but the creationists haven't pushed for critical analysis of any other theories.
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