Knowing that ENV’s readers include many teachers and other educators, I thought I would offer a brief teaching idea, especially for those who have their students submit papers to SafeAssign or some similar plagiarism-detection software.
“The highest type of all, the Caucasians, [are] represented by the civilized white inhabitants of Europe and America.”
Intelligent design isn’t an argument for religion but it, or something like it, would have to be true if any traditional faith is to be taken as true. Yet the New Atheists do not seriously contest the evidence that ID offers.
As an alternative to playing “force the data into a Darwinian mold,” readers may wish to take part in a butterfly survey — just for the pleasure and value of getting outdoors and witnessing these delicate champions of biological design up close.
That is what makes it so different from other phenomena in our universe, and why it demands a very different sort of explanation.