“The real worry,” Dembski says, “isn’t that we’ll raise machines to our level, but that we’ll lower humanity to the level of machines.”
Praising science as way to implicitly, or explicitly, club religion over the head is a familiar feature of our culture. It’s not new, either.
Basically, it’s a how-to guide for sugarcoating evolutionary dogma in the science classroom.
A friend recommends this passage from biologist Wayne Rossiter’s book Shadow of Oz for its delightful analogy.
“Evolution” in its deepest sense is a foundational metaphysical commitment, not a scientific theory that one could test.