And I am not even remotely surprised:
During the program, Boone, a well-known Christian, took a strong stand against evolution, mocking the notion the U.S. would become some kind of repressive society if the theory of evolution were not taught in schools, and he supported the teaching of “intelligent design.”
“The idea that all of this could have happened mindlessly with no blueprint is sheer stupidity and very unscientific.”
He cited America’s founding documents, quoting the Declaration of Independence as he stressed, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator … .”
“That’s how opposed to God Thomas Jefferson, who wrote that, was. Yet he is credited with trying to keep all mention of God out of public life. I wish Jefferson could be back here today just for 30 minutes to set things straight.”
There you have it- the scientific evidence for intelligent design can be found in the wording of the Declaration of Independence! Now why didn’t some other better quality wingnut think of that!
Speaking of better quality wingnuts, you will enjoy this piece by Charles Colson:
Well, the usual critics jumped all over the president, but he’s absolutely right. Considering all competing theories was once the very definition of academic freedom. But today, the illiberal forces of secularism want to stifle any challenges to Darwin—even though Darwin is proving to be eminently challengeable.
Take biochemist Michael Behe’s argument. He says that the cell is irreducibly complex. All the parts have to work at once, so it could not have evolved. No one has been able to successfully challenge Behe’s argument.
In fact, the scientific case for intelligent design is so strong that, as BreakPoint readers have heard me say, even Antony Flew, once the world’s leading philosopher of atheism, has renounced his life-long beliefs and has become, as he puts it, a deist. He now believes an intelligent designer designed the universe, though he says he cannot know God yet.
Any more, it seems the supporters of Intelligent Design aren’t even pretending that ID is something other than creationism.