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Thursday, October 20, 2005

The Descent Of Man?

Meanwhile, in Dover, Pennsylvania:

Astrology would be considered a scientific theory if judged by the same criteria used by a well-known advocate of Intelligent Design to justify his claim that ID is science, a landmark US trial heard on Tuesday.
Under cross examination, ID proponent Michael Behe, a biochemist at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, admitted his definition of “theory” was so broad it would also include astrology.

Good God!

Ya know...I read somewhere that toward the end of his life, Isaac Asimov was convinced that humanity was nearing its end as a "technological" species. Previously, I had written it off as the understandably pessimistic rantings of a sick and dying man (a la Orwell).

Now, I'm beginning to think he had a point...