Could Ruse be any clearer about his position on Intelligent Design?
Do you think there is anything at all to the intelligent design argument from irreducible complexity?
No. I think it’s “creationism lite” tarted up to look like science to get around the constitutional separation of church and state.
Leading ID theorists say that all they want to do is teach science, not philosophy or theology. Do you take them at their word?
Not really, but the point is, I just don’t think you can teach ID just as science. I don’t think it is science. It would be like saying, “All I want to do is look at naked women. There’s nothing to do with sex about it, understand?” Yeah, right.