Saturday, June 25, 2005

Discovery Institute angry about "Design"

Over at the Pandas Thumb is a post looking at a statement by the Discovery Institute (the leading Intelligent Design body in America). Apparently, they are rather upset that people like to think they are for some reason religously motivated (imagine that!). Of course with such quotes like this from William Dembski

The mechanical philosophy was ever blind to this fact. Intelligent design, on the other hand, readily embraces the sacramental nature of physical reality. Indeed, intelligent design is just the Logos theology of John’s Gospel restated in the idiom of information theory

it's so terribly difficult to get Intelligent Design and religiously motivated pseudoscience confused isn't it.