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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Handy Reference: Telling Intelligent Design from Creationism

Some of you have been writing in since my recent remarks about Intelligent Design and Creationism, asking whether or not they're really the same thing. I had earlier claimed that they are but, as it happens, the folks from The Panda's Thumb have corrected me on this point. As it turns out, Intelligent Design and Creationism are not the same thing- Intelligent Design is vastly more vacuous a theory than Creationism

Yeah, you heard that right.

To aid you in the complex task of distinguishing these similar, but distinct, theories from each other, please see the handy chart provided by the thumbers. I think it will answer all your questions.

Now, if you will excuse me, I have a human subjects authorization with our local IRB to work on. Those of you in research fields probably know exactly how fun this kind of experience is.

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