Editorial writer Rod Dreher of The Dallas Morning News reacted to the news that scientists at Southern Methodist University are protesting a conference on intelligent design in biology, scheduled to be held at the university April 13-14, with an opinion piece that calls for a defense of free speech, and compares the adherence of intelligent design to the adherence of Marxism at SMU
In other words, Dreher defends intelligent design as having finally achieved a high degree of cromulence:
One might be foolish to disagree. Intelligent design is cromulent. The conference will embiggen the intellectual life of the university, regardless the shadow it casts across the light of reason.
- The weblog of Jeffrey Weiss, the reporter for the Dallas Morning News, and further notes on the story
- Panda’s Thumb entry on the SMU flap
- Discovery Institute’s press release on exactly the same presentation made at the Knoxville, Tennessee, Convention Center