Tuesday, February 14, 2006


Does the media escalate evolution-design debate?

To scientists such as Gorka Sancho, there isn't much to discuss.

Reams of measurable data support evolution. Intelligent design, in his opinion, is nothing more than unsubstantiated bunkum, a questionable theory from the scientific fringe.

It's partly why reading the newspaper has become so frustrating for Sancho, an assistant professor of oceanography at the College of Charleston.

The pairing of intelligent design and evolution in news stories has led to what Sancho views as a false equivalency. Intelligent design, he contends, has no business being discussed in the context of science.

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