National Review’s John Derbyshire hammers intelligent design advocates

National Review kept me alert to developments in the world of conservatives with brains in the latter part of my high school life and through college. I must confess, though, that I have not been a regular reader for nearly two decades. A lot of the intellectual air seemed to leak out after William F. Buckley left.

NR still offers a window into conservatism in America, though. John Derbyshire in his wrap-up of 2006 offers a review of intelligent design advocates that they would do well to pay attention to. Derbyshire keeps alive the flames of thought at NR.

Welcome, readers clicking over from Pharyngula.  More posts on intelligent design issues can be found here, at the index of ID posts on this blog.


2 Responses to National Review’s John Derbyshire hammers intelligent design advocates

  1. Haha, yeah, I agree!


  2. elektratig says:

    One thing I like about NRO, and Derbyshire in particular, is the range of opinion. Earlier this year, for example, Derbyshire wrote a review that basically trashed co-NROer Ramesh Ponnuru’s book, The Party of Death. Ponnuru then wrote a spirited response. Unlike most, these guys (and gals) are able to conduct vigorous debates among themselves that address the merits. I visit NRO’s group blog, The Corner, regularly, and there’s often a first-rate intellectual brawl underway.


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