The sign of erudition these days is the ability to craft culturally sophisticated terms of abuse. I want to urge others on this thread to list their favorite erudite term(s) of abuse for ID.
July 30, 2006
SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW
Laws of nature
A century and a half ago, Charles Darwin sparked a scientific revolution. Now that revolution has become a culture war. But does the concept of intelligent design have validity as an alternative to evolution? Three new books look beyond the rhetoric.
By Robert Lee Hotz
The Reluctant Mr. Darwin
An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution
Atlas Books/W.W. Norton: 304 pp., $22.95
Science Versus the Intelligent Design Movement
Edited by John Brockman
Vintage: 258 pp., $14 paper
Why Darwin Matters
The Case Against Intelligent Design
Times Books/Henry Holt: 202 pp., $22
In the border war between science and faith, the doctrine of “intelligent design” is a sly subterfuge –Ã‚Â a marzipan confection of an idea presented in the shape of something more substantial.