Here’s a fresh twist on efforts to evade a debate about design in nature by associating ID with tendencies in thought that many people find disreputable.
Science said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
To link your name with a guy like James Fetzer in a public fashion, as NCSE’s Glenn Branch did, practically invites us to a closer inspection of Fetzer’s credentials.
The class Insecta with its distinctive segmentation goes back at least 400 million years to the Silurian period. It gives the impression of a creative personality at work in a lab. He hits on a design he likes and sticks with it.
“Facts alone are insufficient to destroy a conspiracy theory, of course, and in many ways a theory’s appeal has more to do with the receptiveness of its audience than the accuracy of its details.”