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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Dilbert cartoonist: More opinions on ID controversy, but that's all, unfortunately

Scott Adams, the Dilbert cartoonist, has offered more thoughts on the ID controversy, along with many others. (You have to scroll down.)

I am truly disappointed, because I had hoped Adams would cartoon on the subject, not merely offer opinions. Actually, his opinions are pretty conventional for a lib tech Yank. Who needs another hundred million of that?

If you like this blog, check out my book on the intelligent design controversy, By Design or by Chance?. You can read excerpts as well.


What I really wanted to know was, if Adams assigned roles to the Dilbert cast, who would play which role? Mind you, Adams isn't in bad company. I remember reading a book long ago in which Einstein offered his opinions on world peace - and I came away disappointed. Lots of politicos with no claim to brilliance grasped much more clearly than he did how to power down bullies and crazies without destroying the planet. Brilliance counts, but so does knowing the scene. I hope Adams will keep track of the ID scene, and fulfil my hope one day. I want to know where Catbert, Dogbert, Wally, and the Pointy-haired Boss stand, in particular.

Are you looking for one of the following stories?

A summary of recent polls of US public opinion on the ID controversy

An ID Timeline: The ID folk seem always to win when they lose.

O’Leary’s comments on Francis Beckwith, a Dembski associate, being denied tenure at Baylor.

Why origin of life is such a difficult problem.

The Pope using the term "intelligent design" to describe the Catholic view of origins, go here.

Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams attacked by Darwinist, hits back. Will he now cartoon on the subject?

"Academic Freedom Watch : Here's the real, ugly story behind the claim that 'intelligent design isn't science'?".

Roseville, California, lawyer Larry Caldwell is suing over the use of tax money by Darwin lobby groups to promote religious views that accept Darwinian evolution (as opposed to ones that don’t). I’m pegging this one as the next big story. See also the ruling on tax funds. Note the line that the “free speech” people take.
How to freak out your bio prof? What happened when a student bypassed the usual route of getting frogs drunk and dropping them down the chancellor’s robes, and tried questioning Darwinism instead.

Christoph, Cardinal Schonbon is not backing down from his contention that Darwinism is incompatible with Catholic faith, and Pope Benedict XVI probably thinks that’s just fine. Major US media have been trying to reach rewrite for months, with no success.

Museum tour guides to be trained to "respond" to those who question Darwinism. Read this item for an example of what at least one museum hopes to have them say.

World class chemist dissed at Catholic university because he sympathizes with intelligent design.

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