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DarkSyde on ID strategy

March 14th, 2006 · No Comments

DarkSyde on the tactics of the Darwin wars.
But I think that Democrats ought to do some hard thinking before they expect everyone to share the Talk.Origins view of evolution in their party. The alternative is not intelligent design, but an intelligent social philosophy that is Postdarwinian, and not some adjunct to scientism.

Who is kidding whom here? These legal fees are obviously part of the mix designed to intimidate anyone with a plan to dissent.

Have you noticed that the legal battles between science and creationism are often centered on small towns and school districts? That’s no accident. It’s the circuit creationists prefer to work.

Like the rainmakers and healers that came before them, the creationists arrive in town wrapped in the Bible and put on a dazzling show. They dutifully hit all the churches and revivals–often times with the pastor and elders acting as unwitting accomplices, nodding and smiling by their side. They sell their books and tapes and fill everyone with false hope. And, if things are going really well, maybe the creationists will slither up to a sympathetic school board prospect or mayor and whisper in their ear: “Take on the courts! You’ll be famous! You’ll be elected to Congress after you win this one!”

Then, if the case goes south–and they all have so far–and a huge legal bill comes due, translating to hundreds or thousands of dollars per homeowner per year in a small district, the instigators slip away with all the class of a bum walking a check at the town diner. And the law can’t protect your town from any of this, because it’s not illegal for a creationist to make their case, and it’s not against the law for anyone listening to be a sucker.

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