On a classic episode of ID the Future, John West, Associate Director with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, discusses the attempts by many Darwinists to relegate intelligent design to the humanities, equating it with creationism so as to avoid discussing its scientific merits.
Dr. West gives you a sense of what to expect when Michael Behe’s book Darwin Devolves comes out:
It’s so typical, in the news media, in the lobbying groups, the Big Science lobbying groups. We experience this is in the intelligent design movement all the time: “Oh, Michael Behe happens to be a Catholic, therefore we don’t have listen to him on the science.” Well that’s poppycock. And it’s also hypocritical, because the very people who are often making that argument themselves have very strong metaphysical views.
West also talks about the mistaken notion that science and faith are incompatible: “Regardless of whether someone happens to be religious or not, they have the right to participate in the public life, and that includes in science and the arts.”