“A Stealth Creationist Theory” Which Is Neither Stealth Nor Creationist: Discuss!

Logan Paul Gage

Stealth: the act or action of proceeding furtively, secretly, or imperceptibly
Pronunciation: ‘stelth
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English
stelthe; akin to Old English stelan to steal
Richard Brookhiser’s recent TIME magazine article “Matters of Morality” is just lovely in its description of intelligent design:

In 2005 Bush said that both intelligent design (a stealth creationist theory) and evolution ought to be taught in schools.

Wow. First of all, ID is not creationism–and no one is more vociferously insistent about this than the major creationist organizations like Answers In Genesis. We’ve heard this charge before. But stealth?
Stealth…like black helicopter stealth? I guess we better take all of our pro-ID websites down. Michael Behe better round back up the quarter million copies of Darwin’s Black Box that he sold.
I guess Brookhiser didn’t get the memo about Discovery Institute becoming one of the most cited think tanks in the country, either.
How does a respectable magazine get away with such a description–which is as biased as it is false?

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.