This absurd "debate" seems to have been triggered by Christian fundamentalists, particularly in the US, who have become uneasy about progress in science, especially biology and geology, but also astronomy, in creating a coherent picture of "the evolution of everything" (from galaxies to stars to planets to life). This picture makes the notion of a "god" who is supposed to control everything and "look after" us, unnecessary. The old fudge, no doubt still held to by many religious scientists, that science merely describes "his" creation, is dead, at least it is in the minds of many scientists. Although it can be argued that "God cannot be disproved", at least creationists can be, because they insist on an absurdly short timescale for creation: less than ten thousand years ago, rather than billions of years, to fit in with the Bible. Many religious people realise that their creation myths are not to be taken literally, but it seems that some do not, especially American evangelists, who feel that every word in the Bible has to be true, otherwise none of it is reliable. Well... too bad!
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from the article: The absurdity of intelligent design