And, thankfully, the NY Times‘ Cornelia Dean calls the intelligent design creationists out on it:
There is no credible scientific challenge to the theory of evolution as an explanation for the complexity and diversity of life on earth. And while individual scientists may embrace religious faith, the scientific enterprise looks to nature to answer questions about nature. As scientists at Iowa State University put it last year, supernatural explanations are “not within the scope or abilities of science.”
It’s about time this is stated more forthrightly. One section of the article piqued my interest enough to go to the movie’s blog and dig up this gem:
How about an economic theory based instead of on observation of markets and causal relationships, but rather one espousing it’s at the whim of a monetary fairy.
Heh. And with that, I leave you with this blogger’s image of what the Monetary Fairy looks like: