Thursday, March 02, 2006
Chapel Hill, North Carolina:
"Intelligent design isn't dead yet despite a federal judge's ruling prohibiting it from being taught in a Pennsylvania school district's biology classes.
Some professors argued at a symposium last week in Chapel Hill that intelligent design should be taught in North Carolina's public schools. Although they didn't say they believed in intelligent design, which holds that life wasn't created by chance, they insisted it should be given a hearing.
'All ideas deserve to be in the marketplace of ideas, and only the fittest survive,' said Arnold Loewy, a professor at UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Law. 'Can you imagine the delicious irony of saying that applies to everything but Darwinism?'"