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Chris Capitolo 2/3/06 SSFT 212 Article 1 Remarks on “Ruling on 'intelligent design' is one for the history books” and “Let's accept the fault line between faith and science” by Edward O. Wilson both from USA Today The first of these articles is a biased news article discussing the recent ruling in the federal court regarding introducing teaching Intelligent Design into classrooms. The second is an opinion piece by Edward O. Wilson, biology professor emeritus from Harvard commenting on the Darwinism/ID debate. He takes the side of Darwin and what he claims is “science”. In the former, the writer claims that pro-ID board members of Dover “would time and again lie to cover their tracks and disguise the real purpose behind the ID Policy." He goes on to say that some ID advocates are afraid that teaching evolution would cause trouble in the church. He follows by saying, “They tend to not mention people like Brown University cell biologist Kenneth Miller, author of biology
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Unformatted text preview: textbooks and a devout Roman Catholic. What the writer fails to mention is that Kenneth Miller, in addition to being an evolutionist, is himself an advocate for ID. His entire tone was harsh and unfair to anyone who didnt agree with him. In the latter article, Mr. Wilson emphasizes the fact that supporters of evolution and ID should just accept the fact that they are both different subjects entirely, shake hands and forget the whole thing and leave it as it is. What both articles articulate is that there is overwhelming scientific proof for evolution. Not only is that not entirely true, but there is arguably more proof for ID. For example, if an outside, unbiased observer were to look at the complexity of the human eye, he would probably conclude that there was a designer who knew what he was doing when he made it. I doubt one would come to the conclusion that it happened by chance....
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