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Diane Rehm’s Bias

On the way into the office this morning, I heard Diane Rehm introduce the topic for today’s show: Intelligent Design. Speaking against the theory was a scientist. Speaking for it was … Dr. Michael Behe, Bill Dembski or one of the other scientists who think there’s something to the theory? No, Diane called on Richard Land, head of the Southern Baptist Convention, to give the ID side. Now, no disrespect to Mr. Land, but Diane Rehm stacked the deck.

Would she have called on a scientist to represent the other side in a radio discussion of Sola Scriptura? I’ve heard scientists from the Discovery Institute do a tremendous job on radio defending ID from a scientific point of view. I find it hard to believe that none of them were available.

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