Richard John Neuhaus died five years ago this month. I miss him. Neuhaus was always willing to give ID a fair shake:
DNA and Other Designs
Stephen C. Meyer
First Things, April 2000
Science and Design
William A. Dembski
First Things, October 1998
The Unraveling of Scientific Materialism
Phillip E. Johnson
First Things, November 1997
That was then. This is now. Neuhaus’ successors are vehemently anti-ID. The February 2014 issue has an anti-ID hit piece by Stephen Meredith called Looking for God in All the Wrong Places. It is hard to say whether the piece is more vicious or more muddleheaded. Michael Flannery does an admirable takedown here. This year I let my subscription to FT run out after nearly 20 years. If I want misguided, uninformed anti-ID rants, I can go to Panda’s Thumb for free.
3 Replies to “First Things Goes From Giving ID a Platform to Viciously Attacking It”
Hmmm, I let my subscription lapse also. I wasn’t entirely sure why but I kept getting a less than pleasant feeling when reading it. I hope First Things reads this blog!
OT: Podcast – David Berlinski on Cladistics and Darwin’s Doubt, pt. 2
Here is part 1 is case anyone missed it
Podcast – David Berlinski on Cladistics and Darwin’s Doubt, pt. 1
one should not leave but take on these magazines. If they are willing to address the subject EXCELLENT. It means , once again, it must be addressed by everyone. This due to the iD (and YEC) surge in energy and success and fame.
Surely they must allow rebuttal as i think this must be a mag that allows christian or religious conclusions in.
I know the magazine was pro-life and so its mags like this that people should intellectually take on.
Renew thine subscription and fight it out and win as the truth should win.