Friday, November 16, 2007

Designed Intelligently

I'd mentioned that NOVA was going to be airing an episode on intelligent design last Tuesday. It was pretty good. The program didn't really make any secret on the outcome, or who they thought should prevail, but it was pretty well-made nonetheless.

One of the things that struck me as interesting was that the supply of ID books ("Of Pandas and People") that showed up by an anonymous donor, which was testified to under oath in depositions by a minister advocate of ID (who also wanted to get Creationism back in school) who claimed he had no knowledge of how they arrived, when in fact he wrote the check from his personal account. I'm not certain, but I would argue that would be bearing false witness, and I don't know that one could justify violating one of the Lord's Commandments in an attempt to do God's work.

Americans United did a summary of the program, which you can find here. And you can download the episode on NOVA's website. It's a good episode to watch - it covers most of the bases.

Sidenote - the judge in the case was a Bush appointee, recommended for the position by Santorum.

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