The lack of news about The Controversy between evolution and creationism is making things difficult for us, so we shall once again quote from that scene in Braveheart where Longshanks (Edward I) is planing to send his son’s wife to speak to William Wallace, and he’s warned that she might be killed. Longshanks responds:
My son would be most distressed by that. But if she were to be killed, we would soon find the King of France a useful ally against the Scots. You see, as king, you must find the good in any situation.
And we do find good in the lack of news. For example, the Discovery Institute has failed to achieve any of the lofty goals they established for themselves in their founding manifesto, which you can read at the NCSE website: The Wedge Document.
The Discoveroids’ blog has lost its focus, and this year’s meager crop of legislative attempts to enact a version of their Academic Freedom bill has been the least active we can remember. Imagine how busy we would be if they had achieved any success.
Best of all is the declining interest in the Discoveroids’ “theory” of intelligent design. You can see this for yourself by looking at this history of Google searches on “intelligent design”. It peaked during the Kitzmiller trial in 2005, and then declined precipitously. It’s been dismal ever since. Even their generous patrons must be discouraged.
Therefore, no news is good news, and we hereby declare another Intellectual Free-Fire Zone. We’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, or even astrology, theology, mythology, and sociology — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.
We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it.
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