Re: The Dover trial

From: Cornelius Hunter <>
Date: Mon Oct 03 2005 - 15:35:54 EDT

> Has the YEC group completely kidnapped the ID hypothesis in the Dover
> trial? Does an acknowledgement of the ID hypothesis in school textbooks
> have to include an acknowledgement of the YEC falsehood? How can the court
> make a judgement for ID without opening up the door to YEC content? In
> short, what variety of ID is being debated in this court case? Has Behe
> come out and stated that ID is not an alternative theory to old earth and
> evolutionary processes?
> Douglas


YEC has nothing to do with this. I was involved in an initiative to teach
evolution. Not only were we not advocating YEC, we were not even advocating
ID. We were advocating an accurate teaching of the theory. The idea
succeeded like a lead balloon. Any challenge to textbook orthodoxy on
origins will bring out strong opposition.

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