In an active exchange of commentary
in response to Genesis for the rest of us
, Jason Harrow and others have debated the desirability of engaging proponents of so-called "intelligent design" as if those advocates had taken the first steps toward science. I have a simple if curt contribution to this discussion. When the "IDers" set up an experiment that allows everyone else to falsify
their claims, we can ponder the proposal to treat "intelligent design" as a workable conjecture. The quotation marks don't come off one minute sooner.
"Intelligent design" is creationism unplugged. And creationism unplugged is creationism, just in a more soothing musical idiom.
Now, don't misunderstand me. I love
acoustic music. Here's a particularly appropriate selection from one of my favorite artists, the infamously angelic Iris DeMent