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From: Ross Olson [ross{at}rossolson.org]
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 3:09 PM
To: Editor Star Tribune (opinion{at}startribune.com)
Subject: George Will

In his tirade against the direction taken by the Republican Party, George Will (11/18) has left his usual rationality behind. Teaching the evidence for Intelligent Design along with the evidence for evolution is not an attempt to "insinuate religion," but is rather the replacement of indoctrination with education. That ought to be the goal of any true intellectual. And reminding educators that the search for natural causes is only the operational definition of science and cannot be used to rule out intelligent intervention should be applauded by all clear thinkers. For example, if SETI got a Morse Code-like message from a distant galaxy, they would conclude that there was an intelligent cause. Life looks very highly designed and it is illogical and arrogant to rule out a designer by philosophical fiat.

Ross Olson