Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2006.
In a Wall Street Journal essay, James Q. Wilson praised a Pennsylvania federal judge’s decision to strike down efforts of a local school board to have “intelligent design” taught, alongside evolution, as part of a science curriculum. In “Faith in Theory,” appearing on December 24, 2005, Wilson wrote: What schools should do is teach evolution emphasizing both its successes and its still unexplained limitations.
Evolution, like almost every scientific theory, has some problems. But they are not the kind of problems that can be solved by assuming that an intelligent designer (whom advocates will tell you privately is God) created life. There is not a shred of evidence to support this theory, one that has been around since critics of Darwin began writing in the 19th century.
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