You call that a Credential?

Should I really be suprised that Agape Press is running this article: Evolution’s ‘Dictatorship’ – Student Struggles to Get Opposite Viewpoint Heard?

This is probably a foreshadowing of what science educators are going to have to put up with as the ID movement makes more and more political inroads in local communities.–Heck, we’ve probably been there for a while.–However, I can’t help but laugh when people make the following pleas as if they mean something.

As the struggle unfolded, it became obvious that those who opposed Behe coming to Emmaus didn’t seem to care about his credentials. In addition to publishing over 35 articles in refereed biochemical journals, Darwin’s Black Box was internationally reviewed in over 100 publications and named by National Review and World magazine as one of the 100 most important books of the 20th century.

No they didn’t care about his credentials because his credentials mean jack shit. His scientific papers on biochemistry have no bearing on his statements on evolution. His book might have been reviewed much, but were they favorable? His book has been panned many times over by actual scientists of evolution. Even Behe has admitted that his initial concepts of irreducible complexity are flawed and has promised to provide new, improved ones. The world is still waiting. And come on–World and National Review?–those are not even close to being magazines of science. Why should anybody care what they say when it comes to science?

I can hardly believe that someone is actually so ignorant that they think these are credentials that matter. It’s like saying that the football coach doesn’t care about by crendentials as a short-stop. If this is the best credentials the aideeists can come up with, then there really isn’t much to do besides point and snicker.

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