From: Denyse O'Leary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Sep 22 2003 - 18:08:09 EDT
Brian Harper wrote:
> At 03:02 PM 9/22/2003 -0400, Dick Fischer wrote:
>> Now its in my backyard. What do you guys think about tagging the
>> movement: "intelligent design creationism"? Fair or unfair?
Not fair. It's on the level of "scare quotes."
The rule for fair writing that I was taught is this: When you have
something to say, SAY it.
If you think that intelligent design is really creationism, say that and
Bear in mind that, these days, most people assume that "creationism"
means "young earth creationism."
If you adopt the strategy you are proposing, an alert reporter might ask
you how you know that intelligent design is the same thing as (young
earth) creationism, and then you would have to backtrack. It wouldn't be
a good sound bite.
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