After publishing my previous post, I went to Professor Keith Burgess-Jackson’s blog and saw this post. He argues that the ID proponents should shift their strategy and stop trying to get ID taught as science. He suggests they push for teaching a course about science which looks at science through the lenses of history, sociology and philosophy.

I believe that the ID defenders would be wise to take that advice. For one thing, it would probably be much harder challenge such a class on church/state grounds. Most importantly though, it would allow them to focus on the arena in which the real fight is taking place. By that I mean the metaphysical positions underlying the different takes on evolution. Proponents on both sides are motivated by certain philosophical views, not purely on what they feel is correct science.