[quote author=“Iisbliss”]The more I read however, the more I think ID will help kill fundamentalism and Biblical literalists, so hmm would this be such a bad thing?
If the people fighting for ID really believed it, then you might be on to something, but alas, they do not. The people fighting to get ID into schools are simply trying to get a “foot in the door” for exploring various alternatives to evolution.
It takes God out of the bible, out of the supernatural, and pretends to look for him with scientific rigor. It seems in some ways at least more rational than saying its in the book so it must be true.
ID was designed to seem that way.
Since it doesn’t actively STOP anyone from persuing science, and encourages it, when you couple this movement with John Shelby Sprongs “Why Christianity Must Change or Die” I am getting a picture of a new “evolution” in God think of which ID is part of a changing concept of God, at least for the West.
Unfortunately, it does actively stop people from engaging in certain scientific endeavors. If someone believes ID, they would feel no need to search for speciation, and no need to explore the implications of common ancestry, because they would not believe in common ancestry.
In the meantime, literalists will just point to it as evidence that science is slowly coming around to believe what they have known all along.
ID is bad science, and bad education.