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Will SMU Faculty Debate Intelligent Design?

Newsmedia are covering Discovery Institute's invitation to SMU faculty to debate intelligent design. One Darwinist who urged against debating reportedly said: "ID and evolution are not two scientific theories to be weighed against one another, as if on a balance scale. One is a scientific theory, supported so massively and consistently by empirical evidence as to be virtually unassailable." If that's true, then the SMU faculty should have no trouble winning the debate, right? Since a recent Newsweek poll shows that at least half of Americans reject evolution, it would seem that Darwinists need to convince the public of the truth of their theory. Given that Darwinists (a) plainly have a need to convince people that evolution is true, and (b) claim that evolution is "virtually unassailable," it will be most interesting to see if they are willing to debate.