Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The History of Creationist Rhetoric: Creationism by Many Other Names...

For a solid refutation of the nonsense being spewed by members of the Texas Board of Education about their views on creationism, check out this excellent takedown over at Ed Brayton's blog. The transition from creationist to creation science to Intelligent Designer to supporter of "Academic Freedom" is clear and unbroken. The only mystery remaining for me is how they think they are going to get away with it in the courts.

Original story here.


Anonymous said...

Interesting reference. Indeed rhetoric seems to be the chief piece of defense available to the Creationists. Something tells me this is because their wall of actual empirical evidence grows thin.


ScienceAvenger said...

They are reduced to rhetoric because science keeps reducing the size of the gaps for them to squeeze their gods.