Rod Dreher:

I’m just saying that it’d be smarter for the SMU professors to engage the ID people in a public forum and show the audience why the ID people are wrong. Refusing even to talk to them is not causing any fewer people to believe in ID. If ID is as dangerous as the SMU profs say, then they should not hesitate to take it on and try to debunk it.

I love Rod, and particularly respect his truly courageous coverage of the clergy-abuse scandal and all the heat he took for his recent decision to join the Orthodox Church as a result of his disillusionment, but… he doesn’t know just how often scientists have already, patiently repeatedly, debunked the assertions of ID proponents.