So prove it
According to the Aug. 6 editorial "Origins / Don't mix science, religion,"[w]e should no longer tolerate the nonsense" that puts intelligent design and evolution on the same plane.
What happened to the supreme virtue of tolerance that the Star Tribune has advocated to justify all of its positions on social issues? What about keeping an open scientific mind?
Whoa there, Tonto. What the heck does preaching social tolerance have to do with science? That sentence was such a non sequitur that I almost did a spit take with my coffee when I read it.
The Star Tribune treats nonevolutionists as scientific idiots. Yet, in all the history of science and mankind, we have no evidence of elements turning into life. Please, bright and enlightened ones, defend evolution with science.
Dan Nye, Edina.
And here you have the entirety of ID "science". Well, there might be something wrong with evolution (or just something I don't understand)...therefore ID must be true! Science becomes so much easier (and more fun!) when you don't have to prove your theory, just poke holes in other people's.
At the risk of coming off as an even bigger dork than I already do, is it just me or is the "reasoning" behind ID starting to sound like this:
BEDEVERE: Does wood sink in water?
VILLAGER #1: No, no.
VILLAGER #2: It floats! It floats!
VILLAGER #1: Throw her into the pond!
CROWD: The pond!
BEDEVERE: What also floats in water?
VILLAGER #1: Bread!
VILLAGER #2: Apples!
VILLAGER #3: Very small rocks!
VILLAGER #1: Cider!
VILLAGER #2: Great gravy!
VILLAGER #1: Cherries!
VILLAGER #2: Mud!
VILLAGER #3: Churches -- churches!
VILLAGER #2: Lead -- lead!
ARTHUR: A duck.
BEDEVERE: Exactly! So, logically...,
VILLAGER #1: If... she.. weighs the same as a duck, she's made of
BEDEVERE: And therefore--?
VILLAGER #1: A witch!
CROWD: A witch! A duck! A duck!