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Message 16 of 17 (409801)
07-11-2007 11:27 AM
Reply to: Message 11 by Minnemooseus
07-10-2007 8:59 PM

Re: The letter I'm replying to
Having read this letter I think you should make the point that there isn't a genuine scientific controversy.

Ths entry at Pure Pedantry looks like it could be useful even though it mainly deals with global warming.

You could also refer to the Wedge Document

From the first sentence there's plenty of ammunition

The proposition that human beings are created in the image of God is one of the bedrock principles on which Western civilization was built

Most notably the "Strategic Plan":

Phase I is the essential component of everything that comes afterward. Without solid scholarship, research and argument, the project would be just another attempt to indoctrinate instead of persuade

As can clearly be seen Phase I failed, there is no soild scholarship, research and argument supporting ID - yet the ID movement moved on to phases II and III anyway. It seems that ID is "just another attempt to indoctrinate".
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Message 17 of 17 (414951)
08-07-2007 5:22 AM

Any letter is in stalled mode
Maybe someday I'll send something in. I don't follow that newspaper real closely, so I don't know if anyone else has replied.

I have just encountered an interesting article, via The Panda's Thumb. It is Discovery Institute tries to "swift-boat" Judge Jones at ncseweb.org.

One thing I now note, is that Mr. Erickson sure seems to imply that he is coming from a YEC perspective (see his letter in message 11). Certainly he's some sort of admitted creationist.


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