Going through Suzan Mazur’s Altenberg 16 book, after reading Bill Dembski’s post yesterday on genome mapper Craig Venter “coming out” as a disbeliever in the sacred teaching of common descent – in the very presence of Darwin's high priest Dawkins* – I couldn’t help recalling New Zealand journalist Suzan Mazur’s effort to get a reaction from National Center for Science Education (the Darwin in the schools lobby), and its outcome:
… when I called Kevin Padian, president of NCSE’s board of directors and a witness at the 2005 Kitzmiller v. Dover trial on intelligent design, to ask him about the evolution debate among scientists — he said, "On some things there is not a debate." He then hung up.
– Suzan Mazur, The Altenberg 16: An Expose of the Evolution Industry, North Atlantic Books, 2010, p. 29, here.
I wonder how long Darwinists can just keep hanging up on all the problems.
My best guess is, as long as key politicians stump for them, judges decide for them, and the public decides that “scientists” (as in Kevin Padian??) must know better than the rest of us.
*Dawkins claimed to have sworn off Darwinism as a religion in 2008, but then, the cat claimed to have sworn off cream that same year, and he is still one fat cat.
Denyse O'Leary is co-author of The Spiritual Brain.