Skip to comments.How Intelligent Design Hurts Conservatives (By making us look like crackpots)
Posted on 08/18/2005 5:17:34 PM PDT by curiosity
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If liberals play their cards right, this collapse could provide them with a powerful rhetorical bludgeon. Take the stem-cell debate, where the great questions are moral, not scientific--whether embryonic human life should be created and destroyed to prolong adult human life. Liberals might win that argument on the merits, but it's by no means a sure thing. The conservative embrace of intelligent design, however, reshapes the ideological battlefield. It helps liberals cast the debate as an argument about science, rather than morality, and paint their enemies as a collection of book-burning, Galileo-silencing fanatics.
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PLEASE, liberals are evolution, godless.
What's worse...other alleged conservatives buy into the Leftist double-standard.
You know, an awful lot of scientists, physicists, and non-right wingers think there might be something to the intelligent design theory, too. I resent the inference that anyone thinking along these lines is a "crackpot."
Because it's so characteristic of conservatives to suspend their own independent, critical judgment when an oppressive establishment seeks to blot out all independent thought by brute force, intimidation, browbeating and deception, and demands unthinking compliance!
And besides, the most important thing to a conservative at all times is to be well-thought-of by The Establishment!
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Also, I do not think "the public" really cares all that much about it.
You make the false assumption that Intelligent Design is somehow a "crackpot" thing to investigate let alone believe in.
In the lefts view there is room for neither God or conservatives, don't tell me Conservatives are going down the same path?
I was illustrating my point.
Do they appreciate Michelangelo's Pieta, or Da Vinci's amazing scribblings of inventions?
Do they drive German cars? Or Japanese cars? Or even 55 Chevys, or mega-hp pickups?
They must understand what design is, and how much work goes in achieving it.
exactly. It is the loony leftist evo's who will look like baboons before its over. Eventually all the macro evolution material will be pulled from the biology books they have infested.
The public is aware of the importance of science, and how it is essential to making our lives livable. Becoming associated with the enemies of science (i.e. intelligent design "theorists") will be the political kiss of death in the long run.
In the end, it is the moral issue and the faith associated with holding fast to them that have given this nation its true strength. The founders understood this. To whit:
"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other."- John Adams, Oct. 11, 1798That truth still applies today. I do not believe for a moment that holding to that faith, even on this topic, will hurt us. Rather, and to the contrary, it will help us as the Hand of Providence which has long upheld this nation and its liberty remains inclined to do so.
Just my opinion on the matter.
"The conservative embrace of intelligent design"
All I've noticed is some noise in Kansas and Bush coming out about it once - typical Bush family tactic, throw to the "religious right" a bone of hope to keep them allied with the corporate conservative agenda. Schiavo, winking they might do something about abortion, if the other side gets scared, trot out a Bush wife to hint hubby thinks the opposite.
"Intelligent design" is way out there though, I don't see this appealing to hardly anyone.
Actually more and more of the scientific community is moving to the intelligent design theroy! Many have been athiests who have changed their mind. Some become full Christians who accept Jesus as their Savior, others may not quite grasp that Faith, but the recognize that Intelligent Design is more feasible then Evolution. Many wrap the Big Bang Theroy as the trigger of an Intelligent Creator.