Wednesday, August 10, 2005


Just doin' my part

You may have noticed I have a bit of an issue with creationism and intelligent design (ID). Not with ID in particular, but with the idea that ID is being taught as science in schools, and to the exclusion of teaching evolution.

My favourite scientist, the Bad Astronomer, has passed on word of a Google Bomb to redirect those searching for information on ID to the Web site of the National Center for Science Education. This post is my way of gleefully participating in this exercise.

(A Google Bomb tampers with the search results returned by Google for specified key words. By linking the words "intelligent design" to the NCSE Web site, it influences Google's ranking algorhythms and increases the rank of the NCSE for that keyword. See Wikipedia for a better definition if you're curious.)

Bombs away!