Category Archives: Intelligent Design

Science Museums Prepare to “Encounter Religious Fundamentalists”

The New York Times recently described how science museum workers deal with those who dare to question the hegemony (I’ve added the emphasis): ITHACA, N.Y. – Lenore Durkee, a retired biology professor, was volunteering as a docent at the Museum of the Earth here when she was confronted by a group of seven or eight [...]

Daniel Dennett and the God of the Gaps

In an editorial from Sunday’s New York Times, Daniel Dennett takes aim at “Intelligent Design.” He does make a few cheap shots at the notion, such as this: Since there is no content, there is no “controversy” to teach about in biology class. But here is a good topic for a high school course on [...]