Intelligent Design round up – Carl Sagan’s Baloney Detection Kit

1. I am sure all of you are following this Intelligent Design (ID) Vs. Theory of Evolution controversy. In the most recent turn of events, the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has jumped into the fray and is fighting a case in Pennsylvania to prevent Intelligent Design from entering the schools. (Via Livescience, be sure to read the links on this page to some excellent articles on this topic). 2. Enjoy this entertaining smackdown of Deepak Chopra by Pharyngula (Via  3. UK’s Guardian weighing in on the debate. 4. Visit here for a point-by-point takedown of ID (Via Pharyngula). 5. Interestingly, a recent Pew Research Poll Center poll shows that 64% of those polled support the view that – “Creationism” should be taught alongside “Evolution”. If after reading all this, you don’t know which side you are on, use Carl Sagan’s Baloney Detection Kit.  Pay special attention to point no.5 under common fallacies. Wonder why no one has brought up this famous tool! (Via Priya Raju).