Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Something for the Intelligent Design Crowd

Welcome To HeightMax

Intelligent Design, formerly known as "creationism", isn't exactly a novel concept; and it has been taught for years in schools. I studied it at Mesa Community College in pursuit of my IT degree.

Of course, this was in a religion class. Every religion has some form of a creation myth, and the JudeoChristian version isn't any less believable than Gilgamesh. It's fascinating, scholarly, and a productive use of time to study religions as part of any robust general education.

The only objection the "anti-ID" crowd has is putting it in a science class and calling it science. It wasn't science as creationism and calling it something else doesn't make it science.

But I'll make a deal with you. The first creationist to email me with proof that "HeightMax" made them taller will win a humble apology and post from me declaring that ID is fit for any science class.

"Let’s face it, we have all wondered from time to time what it would be like to be a little taller. We have wondered aloud or to ourselves if there was some magic potion or pill that could help us reach our loftiest potential. Perhaps, you do not want to be embarrassed by the fact your girlfriend is taller than you are when she wears heels. Perhaps, you girls wanted to be able to look your boyfriend in the eye when he kissed you. Perhaps, you just wanted to see over the steering wheel when you began to drive. Or perhaps you are a parent of an adolescent or young adult who is concerned about their height."

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