Recently, I was interviewed by a fellow journalist who wanted me to explain why the Council of Europe thought that intelligent design theory was a threat to human rights. I said quite honestly I hadn’t a clue. If they are post-modernists, their views can be fact-free. The relevant question might be “What do you guys smoke these days?”
Finally, this morning, I stumbled on an answer that at least moves the Council of Europe from the realm of toxic smoke to the realm of coherence. They’re still wrong, at least as far as North America is concerned, but at least they are now making sense.
Here’s a short trail of correspondence that explains it.