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The Sciences

Just Say "No" to Phony "Balance"

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyJanuary 19, 2006 10:57 PM


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The Times is reporting today that the Vatican is not so anti-evolution after all--thank goodness--but that's not what's intriguing about the article from my perspective. I couldn't help noticing this sentence from the middle of the piece:

There is no credible scientific challenge to the idea that evolution explains the diversity of life on earth, but advocates for intelligent design posit that biological life is so complex that it must have been designed by an intelligent source.

There it is--a clear admission that ID is not a scientific theory. This is not merely a matter of opinion, and accordingly, the Times didn't treat it as such. How refreshing.

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