We’ve previously given you the “official” definition of Intelligent Design (ID) from the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids), along with our own definition: Intelligent Design Redefined.
But all that verbiage somehow fails to do the job. In such matters, nothing can beat a good illustration, and we’ve found it. A small portion adorns this post.
Everyone has seen the cartoon of two professorial-looking men standing in front of a math-covered blackboard. The one pointing his finger is saying: “I think you should be more explicit here in step two.” The cartoon is the work of Sidney Harris, and it can’t be reproduced without permission — which we don’t have. Therefore we’re showing you only a small portion, which we think is legally permissible, analogous to an excerpt for a book review.
Here’s Mr. Harris’ website, where the full cartoon can be seen along with many others: S. Harris Cartoon Gallery. For extra credit when you get there, click on the “Darwin” link. Good stuff.
We are obviously not the first to observe how clearly the Harris cartoon describes ID. See, for example, this article at the site of the National Center for Science Education: Then A Miracle Occurs….
To show that we’re not the type to steal images, we’ll gratuitously promote some business for the copyright owner. Here’s where you can buy a print of the cartoon, or get it on note cards, and even on a T-shirt: The Cartoon Bank.
Hey, maybe those T-shirts should be the official uniform for the Discoveroids.
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