Sunday, August 28, 2005

The sporting life (sciences)

OH-MI-GAWD … Now we have a sports columnist weighing in on “intelligent design.” (Just Check the ID, Washington Post, 8/29/2005)

First, columnist Sally Jenkins assures us that ID is NOT simply a sly form of creationism and that it is “unfairly confused with the movement to teach creationism in public schools.”

She concludes that
… science class also teaches us how crucial it is to maintain adventurousness, and surely it's worthwhile to suggest that an athlete in motion conveys an inkling of something marvelous in nature that perhaps isn't explained by mere molecules.

In between are quotes from an assortment of "experts," including Philip Johnson, various athletes and “Jeffrey M. Schwartz, a neuroscientist and research professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine,” who is described as “a believer in ID, or as he prefers to call it, ‘intrinsic intelligence.’”


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