At least Michael Gilmore admits what many of us have long suspected -- Darwinians are just as religious as anyone ("Feeling at Home in a Scientific World," Commentary, Feb. 11). He waxes poetic about finding a "true religious sense" in evolution, in a blind universe where we can be "star stuff contemplating star stuff."
I'm sorry if I'm not moved by that. Darwinism is a religion with a profoundly empty source. The supposed "facts" of purposeless descent are being increasingly exposed as fallacious. Professor Michael Behe's groundbreaking work on irreducible complexity (see "Darwin's Black Box"), professor Phillip Johnson's unfrocking of Darwinism's presuppositions (see "Darwin on Trial") and Jonathan Wells' unmasking of outright fraudulent claims (see "Icons of Evolution") are a mere sampling of a new wave washing over the evolution debate. Robust intelligent-design theorists are beginning to be heard in the scientific community, in part because attempts to silence them have been met with an intellectual rigor that cannot be ignored.