Back in December, we discussed what new names IDolators might seek to rename their doctrine
after its defeat in Dover. Unfortunately, no one predicted it. Proposed names included:
- Artificial Selection
- Purposeful Arrangement of Parts
- Telic Evolution
- Telic Selection
- Planned Selection
- Divine Design
- Divine Selection
- Prescribed Evolution
- Pre-Ordained Adaptation
Unfortunately, we were all wrong. Billy Dembski thinks it's time to switch from ID to Intelligent Evolution
. Not because he realizes that ID is intellectually vacuous and a new concept needs a new name, but because a survey of coverage of ID shows that it's being covered as religion not science. Change the name and the problem goes away.
Billy, here's a hint. It isn't the word "design" that's at issue. The problem is the content of the concept is religious, not scientific. Call it whatever you want.