Intelligent Design: Extinct?

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    If Intelligent Design is not extinct, it is certainly an endangered species in the US. I find it quite ironic that a philosophy which opposes the validity of natural selection has apparently fallen victim to the survival of the fittest scientific explanation for the diversity and heredity of life on earth.

    Following definitive defeat in federal court and with many religious folks disinterested in any pseudo-scientific explanations for biodiversity -- preferring science or the bible's contentions instead -- does the ID movement have any future in the US?
     
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    If there is any ID at all, it came when God said, "Let there be light" and created the physical universe and its laws. Everything thereafter has been the evolution of the universe, utilizing the rules in place.
     
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    I know, not long and science will be completely stamped out. All due to popular demand for a convenient lie.

    Since when was a judge a scientist? Hmmm... oh yeah, screw that....
     
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    And god said: Let there be assholes! And The Light was created.
     
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    The words "intelligent design" as defined by the religious, deserve to be put in the same sentence, and be compared to, the Easter Bunny, Jesus being the son of a god, Allah being a god, The Tooth Fairy, Father Christmas, Buddha, and any other entity made up by the imaginations of man...
     
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    ID definitely needs to be covered in schools.










    Just keep it out of the science curriculum.
     
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    dunno, modo. its been such a flash in the pan, i dont think it should make the history books either.
     
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    well, considering god is omniscient, omnipresent in time and space, omnipotent, etc, god could be micromanaging everyone's sperm count. whatever the case, science can reveal the physical nature of life, ID does the opposite and isn't science at all.
     
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    To believe that bronze age middle easterners who didn't know to wash after wiping had the answers to the beginning of the universe is ludicrous. There is no way to even begin to have such an argument.
     
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    As far as public-education science classes go: no, it's dead. i'm sure it will live on in sunday school and private schools with a religious bent.

    unlike the theory of evolution, intelligent design doesn't meet the demands of the scientific method--it's an untestable hypothesis in that respect--so it shouldn't be taught in science classes that are funded with public dollars.
     

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