I posted this on skepticality.com but i thought it was equaly valid here.
One of my ‘pet peevs’ is the phrase “ID verses Evolution”. If we, those of us with a more scientific outlook, were to refer to it only as “ID verses science”, we are making the statement that ID is NOT science every time we use the phrase. In so doing, every time it is discussed in the media, the public will be reminded that ID is not science.
We are in an ideological war where our cultural competitors are constantly bending the truth and even lying. I suggest we put the lie to their calling ID science and only refer to “ID vs science” whenever we discuss the issue.
If we always do this, when the ID invernt another load of bollox, we can simply talk about the “(new bollox) vs science” debate. In the long term, it also will have the benefit of highlighting that it really is science under attack.
ID vs SCIENCE
not ID vs Evolution.
Ahhh, that was carthartic,