インテリジェントデザインの父たるPhillip Johnsonが、インテリジェントデザインの内輪向けに書いた記事にこんなのがある:
To talk of a purposeful or guided evolution is not to talk about evolution at all. That is "slow creation." When you understand it that way, you realize that the Darwinian theory of evolution contradicts not just the book of Genesis, but every word in the Bible from beginning to end. It contradicts the idea that we are here because a Creator brought about our existence for a purpose. That is the first thing I realized, and it carries tremendous meaning.


[Phillip Johnson: "How The Evolution Debate Can Be Won" (2004) on William Paley Institute for Intelligent Design]
In summary, we have to educate our young people; we have to give them the armor they need. We have to think about how we're going on the offensive rather than staying on the defensive. And above all, we have to come out to the culture with the view that we are the ones who really stand for freedom of thought. You see, we don't have to fear freedom of thought because good thinking done in the right way will eventually lead back to the Church, to the truth-the truth that sets people free, even if it goes through a couple of detours on the way. And so we're the ones that stand for good science, objective reasoning, assumptions on the table, a high level of education, and freedom of conscience to think as we are capable of thinking. That's what America stands for, and that's something we stand for, and that's something the Christian Church and the Christian Gospel stand for-the truth that makes you free. Let's recapture that, while we're recapturing America.


[Phillip Johnson: "How The Evolution Debate Can Be Won" (2004) on William Paley Institute for Intelligent Design]

この「良き科学」が何を指すのかは、Phillip Johnsonが科学をいかなるものと考えているかを見ればわかってくる:
The book is forthrightly based on the assumption that the Bible is the inerrant word of God, but I find no fault with any assumption that is candidly stated and honestly defended, however controversial it may be. I only wish that the rulers of science would state their precommitment to naturalism openly and defend it forthrightly, instead of hiding naturalism in the definition of “science” and then presenting as observed or experimentally tested fact conclusions that are actually derived from naturalistic philosophy.


[Phillip E. Johnson: "Grand Canyon Mystery Tour" (2004/05) in "Touchstone Leading Edge Archives" on ARN]
普通の用語では、自然主義とは科学の原則たる方法論的自然主義(自然現象の説明に超自然を召還しない)と形而上学的自然主義(超自然は存在しないという哲学)を指す。Phillip Johnson用語では、これらは区別されない。というより、方法論的自然主義を認めず、それを形而上学的自然主義(=無神論)の偽装とみなす。


その「良き科学」がインテリジェントデザインなのだと言えれば、良かったのだろうけど、実際はそうではない。Phillip Johnsonは、インテリジェントデザインに教える内容がないと発言している:
I also don’t think that there is really a theory of intelligent design at the present time to propose as a comparable alternative to the Darwinian theory, which is, whatever errors it might contain, a fully worked out scheme. There is no intelligent design theory that’s comparable. Working out a positive theory is the job of the scientific people that we have affiliated with the movement. Some of them are quite convinced that it’s doable, but that’s for them to prove…No product is ready for competition in the educational world.


[Michelangelo D’Agostino: "In the matter of Berkeley v. Berkeley "]

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