University of Rochester biologist H. Allen Orr does a good job exposing the nonsense in the latest publication from the never-never land of those humorless conservatives who believe in “Intelligent Design.” (presumably there being such a thing as stupid design?)

Question:Do reasonable liberals get annoyed by the fringe types on their end of the spectrum who rant all the time about overpopulation and the coming climactic catastrophes? Many conservatives bite their lips and roll their eyes when a certain type in their midst continues to insist that God left fingerprints all over the world and that unless science is forced to admit this, the education of our children is doomed….

I don’t think Darwin had even published the Origin of Species when John Henry Cardinal Newman demolished the Design argument. It doesn’t seem to occur to some conservatives that reducing God to the role of cosmic tinkerer inevitably demeans him—and his creation.