Speaking Freely: ID would take us "backwards," MSU professor testifies
Dr. Pennock and Eric Rothschild, who handled direct questioning, analyzed statements by Dr. William Dembski, a key proponent of ID. The testimony included quotations from several of Dembski's writings.
"They want to revolutionize science" Dr. Pennock stated. "They want a theistic science."
"They would turn us back to an earlier era," he noted, causing "the scientific community to â€œtake a number of steps backwards."
The various factions of creationists were also discussed, including Young Earth Creationists, Old Earth Creationists, and Special Creation. Dr. Pennock stated that intelligent design is an attempt to unite the factions.
"It is a strategy to unite against a common enemy," he said.
Pennock wrote Tower of Babel: The Evidence against the New Creationism
, a classic in the field. Then parents testified about the negative effects of the Dover process on their personal lives.
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