Astonished and Amused by Lamoureux’s (Mis)Take on Intelligent Design
Ann Gauger, June 13, 2018
“On this topic I see severe problems with Denis Lamoureux’s analysis… Discovery Institute has a long public history of opposing the teaching of intelligent design in public schools that predates the Dover trial — see [here] for a review. Articles written at the time of the Dover trial in 2005 and before show that Discovery Institute opposed the teaching of intelligent design in public schools, recommending to the Dover school board that they abandon their project.”
Wow… what a relief… they are OPPOSED to teaching Intelligent Design in schools!!!
To further clarify, Dr. Gauger summarizes what Discovery Institute does want ‘teached’ (grammar police take notice - this is my interpretation ;-D ):
“Discovery Institute has advocated teaching the arguments for and against evolution, making it possible for students to evaluate the evidence for themselves.”
Oh my goodness… does Discovery Institute actually think this is going to fly?
Do they understand that should the day ever come when EITHER of these approaches is allowed in school, “Temples of Satan” will be right there at the door of the Supreme Court … demanding equal treatment under the non-establishment clause - - so that Satanism can be taught the very next week after they are done “letting students decide” about Intelligent Design (last week).
If anyone has ever wondered what the phrase “a distinction without a difference” actually means, one could go to the internet and look up the definition:
“A distinction without a difference is a type of logical fallacy where an author or speaker attempts to describe a distinction between two things where no discernible difference exists. It is particularly used when a word or phrase has connotations associated with it that one party to an argument prefers to avoid.”
Or, one could just re-read Dr. Gauger’s gem of a statement made just this Wednesday! (June 13, 2018):
“Discovery Institute has a long public history of opposing the teaching of intelligent design in public schools… [instead] … [it] has advocated teaching the arguments for and against evolution, making it possible for students to evaluate the evidence for themselves.”
I strongly doubt that the Discovery Institute has any plans to withhold their I.D. literature “arguing against Evolution” should this DIFFERENT approach ever be adopted. If they have no plans to withhold this literature
…then what they propose is exactly the same as what they have long opposed.
And such is Intelligent Design in today’s America …