Of course, an 80 percent chance that we live in an intelligently design world compares favorably with only a 50 percent chance.
The problem comes when, in order to win our acceptance, double-talk is used to pretend that a cult is something other than what it is.
Intelligent design advocates seek to persuade the public and scientists equally, and in both those respects ID had an excellent weekend.
Imagine there was a pandemic and people found themselves greeting statements from scientists, conveyed by the media, with increasing jaded skepticism.
Newcomers to intelligent design often ask us about a certain influential online encyclopedia. We have to laugh.