Thanks to Jerry Coyne’s blog, I ran across an article today by Neil deGrasse Tyson called “The Perimeter of Ignorance.” In case you don’t know who he is, Dr Tyson runs the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC. And if you watch the PBS show NOVA, you’ve probably seen him as well.
Anyway, this 2005 article talks about the problems with trying to introduce Intelligent Design into classrooms. It also illustrates how “god of the gaps” thinking has failed throughout history. It’s a great article, and I highly recommend it.