NYT On Intelligent Design…And Summers Backlash Backlash

Important, longish, and Sunday NYT editorial on Creationism/Intelligent Design. Sure to spark debate. NYT’s bottom line:

…in districts where evolution is a burning issue, there ought to be some place in school where the religious and cultural criticisms of evolution can be discussed, perhaps in a comparative religion class or a history or current events course. But school boards need to recognize that neither creationism nor intelligent design is an alternative to Darwinism as a scientific explanation of the evolution of life.

Also in NYT, interesting James Traub take on the Larry Summers dust-up and Slate’s Saletan deviates from the party line, too.

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