Re: [asa] Question from Nick Matzke

From: Rich Blinne <>
Date: Fri Mar 02 2007 - 08:57:34 EST

On 3/2/07, Freeman, Louise Margaret <> wrote:
> > But why does DI Dembski and O'Leary give so much support to the British
> > group Truth in Science which is clearly YEC despite their denials? See
> > Uncommon descent
> >
> > As I said before I used to think ID and YEC were different , they seem
> > to be coming together more and more.
> >
> > One problem is ID's refusal to come clean over the age of the earth
> >
> > Michael
> Another is a willingness to allow YEC's into the Big Tent (and more cynnically, I'd say welcome their
> money and political influence) while excluding most theisic evolutionists.

That can be explained by our recent interaction with Glenn. Johnson
formed a "big tent" to form essentially a military alliance that wars
against atheism. You will recall Johnson had his big tent epiphany
after discovering Dawkins in the UK. [Note to Nick: it is atheism and
not science or TE that is the ultimate target here. We are
unfortunately the collateral damage of this battle, however.] He
perceived us to be weak at best and consorting with the enemy at
worst. What he doesn't get is that ID buying into the warfare model
and with full force and conflating atheism with evolution are some of
the reasons for the resurgence of Dawkins et al with the general

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