Wednesday, December 21, 2005

DI replies to the Dover Decision


Lippard said...

Witt is intentionally understating the extent to which _Of Pandas and People_ is directly connected with young-earth creationism of the sort advocated by the _Bible-Science Newsletter_ (a source which actually printed works by Nancy Pearcey which were incorporated into _Of Pandas and People_). His commentary appears to be written for people who will not actually read the judge's decision. At least it is slightly less embarassing than the DI's initial response, which was clearly issued without having read the decision at all, since the argument it made about the decision being the product of judicial activism was already rebutted in the decision itself.

I encourage everyone to read Judge Jones' decision in its entirety.

Anonymous said...

Only about half way through it so far. Wonderful read. Very lucid and concise summary of the evidence that was submitted during trial.

For me the most valuable thing to be learned from this trial: the clear linkage of creation science to ID.
The different drafts of Pandas and People gave documentary evidence that ID was developed from creation science in order to sneak its religious views into science classrooms.
I wonder if this information will be included in an updated edition of Creationism's Trojan Horse?