Intelligent Design Roundup: Toward a Darwinist Theocracy

Jonathan Witt

I’m not the only one commenting on “Those Defensive Darwinists.” Many of the most vocal defenders of Darwinism aren’t behaving like dispassionate scientists, secure in the truth of their theory and, therefore, unruffled when others put forward an opposing scientific theory of life’s origin. They’re behaving as if ID theorists have touched a nerve. Three recent essays treat the subject incisively. William Rusher of the Claremont Institute asks, “What are the scientists really afraid of?” At Human Events Online, Barney Brenner asks, “Why Are Darwinists So Afraid of Intelligent Design?” And Albert Mohler discusses “Why Darwinism Survives.” (Note to Barbara Forrest: The latter essay appears at a Christian website, and Mohler is the president of a Christian seminary: you’ll want to use this to mount an ad hominem attack on his argument, much as you did against leading design theorists in your book and at the Dover trial).

Jonathan Witt

Executive Editor, Discovery Institute Press and Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Jonathan Witt, PhD, is Executive Editor of Discovery Institute Press and a senior fellow and senior project manager with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. His latest book is Heretic: One Scientist’s Journey from Darwin to Design (DI Press, 2018) written with Finnish bioengineer Matti Leisola. Witt has also authored co-authored Intelligent Design Uncensored, A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature, and The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom That Tolkien Got, and the West Forgot. Witt is the lead writer and associate producer for Poverty, Inc., winner of the $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award and recipient of over 50 international film festival honors.