The controversy rages.

It’s something I’m interested, given my background and upbringing.

For those who don’t know, I was raised scientific, but spent most of my teen years and twenties in the church. I managed to emerge from that with a strong moral sense, but still a firm supporter of evolution.

The whole idea of a scientific theory based on ‘self-evident truth’, as the proponents of ‘intelligent design’ put forward, to me is a load of bunkum, bullshit and beligerent disregard for rational thought. How can you test and measure something which is ‘self-evident’? It would be funny if it wasn’t true.

I thought this recent article was a good summary of the battle on one of the front lines, Kentucky. Please read, and then read more.

You may also want to check out the wonderful parody of the controversy – The Flying Spaghetti Monster.