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Why ID Needs to Be Defeated

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Steven Jay Gould tells us why in Hen’s Teeth and Horse’s Toes. After conceding that critics of evolution had a strong case at the Scopes trial, Gould still thinks their intellectual descendants need to be neutralized: “They are a motley collection to be sure, but their core of practical support lies in the evangelical right, and creationism is a mere stalking horse or subsidiary issue in a political program that would ban abortion, erase the political and social gains of women by reducing the vital concept of family to an outmoded paternalism, and reinstitute all the jingoism and distrust of learning that prepares a nation for demagoguery.”

Is this debate about science or cultural control?

PaV, I was too young to have an informed opinion. But reviewing the record I'd say the weren't. jayinbmore
"You'll find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view." - Obi Wan Kenobi jaredl
Hey, Jayinbmore, when Reagan called the Contras in Nicaragua "Freedom Fighters", did you agree with him? PaV
Proving themselves to be the murdering liars that they are, Steven Jay Gould has come out with a revealing truth about himself and his evolutionist fellows. How telling indeed. *Ultimately*, their opposition is not against an "illegitimate scientific theroy", but rather against the "practical support" and what that support represents. Nevermind that it was the values of Judaism and Christianity that birthed and gave freedom to the peoples of Late Great Western Civilization, the very freedoms which caused scientific inquiry to blossom and mature. Nevermind that every evolutionist had a mother who decided not to abort him. Never mind that every evolutionist could have used a strong, caring father who stuck with the family and guided it in honesty and integrity. How is loving Life and Truth demogaoguery? The fact is that SJG hates God and His people, and would prefer that families be shattered and babies be murdered, if someone "chose" to of course. That is the real agenda behind his religion, er "science". It's about time they were honest about this. arcturus
Actually it's about cultural freedom, which is a very different thing. jayinbmore

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