This should evoke a bit of conversation in the blogosphere, not to mention the rest of the media. (I think I will begin calling them the Medes and then perhaps the internet community could become the Persians. What do you think?)
University to Teach ‘Intelligent Design’ as Myth | LiveScience
By The Associated Press
posted: 22 November 2005 02:30 pm ET
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Creationism and intelligent design are going to be studied at the University of Kansas, but not in the way advocated by opponents of the theory of evolution.
A course being offered next semester by the university religious studies department is titled “Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism and other Religious Mythologies.”
“The KU faculty has had enough,” said Paul Mirecki, department chairman.
“Creationism is mythology,” Mirecki said. “Intelligent design is mythology. It’s not science. They try to make it sound like science. It clearly is not.”
I find it interesting that the department head should have put this in such aggressive terms. Anybody have thoughts on that?
4 thoughts on “University to Teach ‘Intelligent Design’ as Myth | LiveScience”
I’ll probably have some thoughts eventually, but right now, I’m just speechless.
I can see the guy saying this. He is red faced, sputtering, lisping. You wipe the spittle of your cheeks, encouraging the little academic to settle down before he has a coronary. They have had enough, so they decide to preach an additional sermon to their little leftist choir. I smiled when I read this story. It gives additional proof that so called Bible scholars and their ilk are nothing but a listles gaggle of literally worthles sophists, peddling various flavors of snake oil. Elmer Fudds, every one of them.
Makes sense. Of course, saying it is a myth doesn’t say one way or another whether it is “true” or not. I tend to call our current paradigm of evolutionary development and the big bang modernity’s creation myth, so it really doesn’t seem too far fetched in my mind.
Seems to me that “intelligent design” models aren’t sufficiently specific to qualify as “myth.” At least with Enuma Elish you know who does what, and roughly when …