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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Cartoons on the intelligent design controversy: Captions provided for the appalling cartoon in the Caldwell case

Roseville, California, lawyer Larry Caldwell is suing over the use of tax money by Darwin lobby groups to promote religious views that accept Darwinian evolution (as opposed to ones that don't). Regular readers of this spot will know that I find the cartoon, ahem, ugly. To assuage my outraged aesthetic sensibilities, the wits over at Discovery Institute's Evolution News blog have undertaken to provide some captions for it. I bet I know who at least some of the suspects are, too.

By the way, Josephine Borgeson is an Episcopalian priest on the staff of Darwin lobby group National Center for Science Education. Her title is Faith Network Project Director, NCSE, and her job explicitly includes talks for faith groups, aimed at reconciling Darwinian evolution with Christianity. That would sure seem like a loser project to Joseph Cardinal Schonborn, but if his activities are religious, surely hers are too.

(See, this is why you read blogs. You did not hear this from the Washington Post.)


Are you looking for the following stories?

The American Enterprise Institute’s free daylong seminar in Washington DC on the intelligent design controversy and the schools, presenting notables from both sides. This is an outstanding value for free, and I wish it were also offered in Toronto.

"Academic Freedom Watch : Here's the real, nasty story behind the claim that 'intelligent design isn't science'?".

Roseville, California, lawyer Larry Caldwell is suing over the use of tax money by Darwin lobby groups to promote religious views that accept Darwinian evolution (as opposed to ones that don’t). I’m pegging this one as the next big story. It will be interesting to see the line that the “separation of church and state” people take.
How to freak out your bio prof? What happened when a student bypassed the usual route of getting frogs drunk and dropping them down the chancellor’s robes, and tried questioning Darwinism instead.

Joseph, Cardinal Schonborn is not backing down from his contention that Darwinism is incompatible with Catholic faith, and Pope Benedict XVI probably thinks that’s just fine. Major US media have been trying to reach rewrite for months, with no success.

Museum tour guides to be trained to "respond" to those who question Darwinism. Read this item for an example of what at least one museum hopes to have them say.
If you like this blog, check out my book on the intelligent design controversy, By Design or by Chance?. You can read excerpts as well.
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