Thursday, December 08, 2005

Is it Just Me or Is Intelligent Design Actually Getting Better Press?

I think the latter even though the usual suspects are still screaming at the top of their evolved lungs and getting consistent help from their Cro-Magnon colleagues of the press. But let's face it; the obvious errors, omissions, inconsistencies and huge holes where no missing links could ever be found to plug them were bound to create rebels and runaways from the primordial ooze of Darwinism sooner or later.

One might say that ID is a prime example of how "survival of the fittest" applies to theoretical constructs about our planet's history. After all, ID is better, fitter, more intelligent and so is bound to triumph over those slower, weaker, more dim-witted Darwinian dinosaurs that once ruled the land. Just like Chuck said.

This is a short article (but a very well written one) exploring the abundance of scientific evidence for intelligent design. It is by by Stephen Meyer. It was originally published last week in the National Post of Canada.

And please note -- Meyer is no rookie in this field. He earned his Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University for a dissertation on the history of origin of life biology and the methodology of the historical sciences. Previously he worked as a geophysicist with the Atlantic Richfield Company after earning his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Geology. Stephen C. Meyer is now serving as director and Senior Fellow of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle.

Dr. Meyer has recently co-written or edited two books: Darwinism, Design, and Public Education with Michigan State University Press and Science and Evidence of Design in the Universe (Ignatius 2000). He has also authored numerous technical articles as well as editorials in magazines and newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Houston Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, First Things and National Review.