What a blessing is Chi Trib’s Perspective section for liberals wandering lonely as a cloud in pursuit of stuff they feel comfortable with in this day of Fox News, blogs, and talk radio. Take today’s three essays on their high-ranking bete noir Intelligent Design, the approach to the universe that says it was not accidental.
There’s one by a biology teacher at Olivet Nazarene University — defending ID? No, telling us, “Christians can’t afford to oppose evolution: Not such intelligent design.” There’s another by Trib reporter-intellectual Ron Grossman, “ID dilutes the drive to discover, invent: Survival of the smartest.” And a third by another Trib reporter: “Teachers can walk a creative middle road: An open discussion.”
Oh? ID is “a newfangled term for creationism,” says this reporter, dishing liberal patois as if there’s nothing new under the sun. However, his middle road is basically what ID promoters ask for. However again, his old biology teacher did roll his eyes when he discussed creationism 17 years ago, we are told. So not to worry, lefty friends, Perspective is still a friendly place.
But of course, read for yourself. No blog, fair and balanced though it be, can — ahem — decide for you.