Richard Thompson, leader of the Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, said intelligent design should have a home in science classes. The center describes its mission as defending the religious freedom of Christians.
“It would make students more knowledgeable about science and more interested in science,” he said in a phone interview. “Evolution is a theory. It’s not a fact.”
Evolution is a theory–in the scientific sense of the word. I am certain Richard Thompson knows exactly what scientists mean by a theory. I’m sure he has read and heard many, many times the explanation that a scientific theory is not idle theory, but supported by numerous lines of evidence, often from multiple disciplines–as is the case for the theory of evolution by common descent.
And he does not care one damn bit. He, like all liars, will say anything to serve his own purposes. He, like many creationists, is the type of zealot who will lie and disemble to get what he believes is Good.
Newsflash to creationists: you might be taken a little more seriously if you weren’t disingenious liars.