The intelligent design (ID) movement has been around for over 20 years, and few (if any) of its stated and implied goals and plans have thus far come to fruition. While contributing factors to this lack of success are certainly the hard work of the scientific community and its friends, as well as the fact that ID has never been adequately formulated as a scientific idea, a significant proportion of the responsibility for the outcome should be laid upon the ID movement itself. It has, in arguably many respects, [...]
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The Internet isn’t a very structured place. Sure, there are central nodes of activity, such as Twitter, Facebook and popular blogging networks, but you don’t have to run your content by any formal body or group in order to place it up on a personal website. There are many reasons why this is a good thing – it encourages creativity and freedom of expression, for example – and nobody who values such a “free marketplace of ideas”, as the Internet has been called, would want to change it.
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