Wednesday, November 30, 2005

John Derbyshire on the New Yorker's 12/05 issue feature on the Dover, PA Intelligent Design case:
The clearest indicator Talbot could find was, in fact, that people who avidly read the local newspapers were anti-I.D., while people who scorned to read them were pro-I.D. This is odd, since one of the two local papers, the York Daily Record, has a pro-I.D. editorial line!
Now that's a shock, huh? Honestly, I don't see how anyone who reads the transcripts of the whole case (here) can come away with a very positive view of either the "theory" or its proponents. But I'm sure the slick PR hacks at the Discovery Institute are probably already working out how to spin the loss ("hey, the Dover folks wouldn't listen to us!")

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