Shorter Longer Bill Dembski:
It’s wrong to appeal to a judge’s authority on federal law, but not to twist Thomas Jefferson’s words to pretend we can know what he’d think of modern science.
Dembski is responding to Steven Pinker’s reply to Disco. DJ Stephen Meyer’s op-ed claiming Thomas Jefferson would totally have totally disagreed with Charles Darwin (who was 15 when Jefferson died). Pinker wonders why the Boston Globe keeps giving creationists op-ed space, even after Judge Jones ruled ID unconstitutional in science class. Dembski:
Is this vapid appeal to authority all the Darwinians have left?
I kid you not.