Uncommon Dissent

Friday, November 25, 2005

IDEA Clubs (2 comments)

To lead a local chapter of an IDEA club, you must be a Christian.

(You know, 'cause it's not about religion.)

Filed under: Shrinking the Big Tent


  • wow. i like the way they try to weed out the unfaithful, without linking ID to the faithful.

    By Anonymous kyle, at 4:06 PM  

  • I was at UCSD as a grad student in 1999 when the first IDEA club started (see the history of the IDEA clubs here). At the time, it was advertised in the student newspaper as a place to just come, chill out, and have discussions about evolution and intelligent design. They initially tried to sell it as being a forum unbiased toward or against "either theory." This, of course, made their biases obvious.

    It was fun, as they had all the big creationist names there to speak: Dembski, Wells, Johnson (though I think officially it was Johnson's visit that inspired them to form the group), and Behe. They all got pulverized in the Q&A. Those lectures really brought out the kooks from the San Diego area. Lots of very confident people who knew no science. Typical of the ID creationist, I think.

    By Blogger Eric Thomson, at 8:34 PM  

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