LiveScience Discussing the Controversy that Doesn’t Exist

Logan Paul Gage

LiveScience is one of the premier science news sites on the internet. Thus, I found it funny that its “Evolution” page is largely devoted to discussing (their perception of) intelligent design. The title of the page is “All About Evolution and Intelligent Design.” Since it is “All” about evolution and ID, let’s see how the articles break down.


With a quick glance of their “Featured Evolution Stories,” here’s the tally: 43 pro-evolution articles, 9 anti-intelligent design articles, 0 pro-ID articles, 0 anti-evolution articles, 2 neutral articles, and 1 that horribly misconstrues ID. Hmmm…. Reminds one of Linda Richman from Saturday Night Live’s “Coffee Talk” sketch: Just as Rhode Island is neither a road nor an island, “All About Evolution and Intelligent Design” is neither all about evolution, nor is is it all about intelligent design. I’m a little verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves.

Logan Paul Gage

Logan Paul Gage is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Dr. Gage received his B.A. in history, philosophy, and American studies from Whitworth College (2004) and his M.A. (2011) and Ph.D. (2014) in philosophy from Baylor University. His dissertation, written under the supervision of Trent Dougherty, was a defense of the phenomenal conception of evidence and conservative principles in epistemology.

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