Aristotle was one of those creationists in a cheap toga who concluded that the abundant design in nature points to an intelligent cause even if that cause isn’t visible. “For teeth and all other natural things either invariably or normally come about in a given way; but of not one of the results of chance or spontaneity is this true,” he wrote in The Physics, a book that the ACLU would argue violates the separation between church and state. . . .
Scientists who stood alone used to inspire a little more deference in the left. But Michael Behe is one nonconformist they won’t defend. The silencers of unpopular science once feared ACLU lawyers. Now they retain them. MORE