The Personal Blog of Stephen Sekula

The Case against Intelligent Design

The annual SLAC User’s Organization (SLUO) meeting is today. One of the talks was about the synchrotron light source science going on here at the laboratory. Included in that was rresearxh done to better understand the complex process of blood clotting. This is a topic embraced by Creationists and Intelligent Design advocates as “too complex to have evolved on its own.” It’s good to see real scientists hard at work to understand this difficult mechanisn, rather than throwing in the towel (and advocating our nation to teach its kids to throw in the same towel)

At the same time, today begins the court case in Pennsylvania that argues the Dover Board of Ed’s vote to force non-science into the science classrom is unconstitutional. It’s important to see how this progresses, so watch carefully!