history of the ID movement and they conclude that although its scientific merit is nil, the crusade itself is of consequence to broader society because it represents a serious assault on the integrity of science education.
Perhaps there is a middle ground for scientific and theological interpretations of complex biological design. In his 1973 commentary entitled “Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution,” Theodosius Dobzhansky famously proclaimed “I am a creationist and an evolutionist. Evolution is God’s, or Nature’s method of creation.” Regardless of what our personal philosophical persuasion may be, let us rejoice in biotic complexity and in the scientific efforts to understand its geneses.
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