November 22, 2005

How intelligent is your design?

Find out by answering these suggested questions for the new Kansas science exam, courtesy of commentary writer Eric Ringham of the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

  1. Some sources suggest the earth is approximately 4.55 billion years old. Others estimate the earth is 6,012 years old. Without favoring one estimate over the other, calculate the likely age of God. Show your work. [...]

  2. The fossil record contains:

    1. Fossils
    2. Gaps
    3. Skips
    4. A couple of hits, but mostly B-sides
    5. An elaborately, not to say intelligently, designed hoax consisting of pre-aged rocks arranged in the shapes of bones, teeth, footprints and eggs

  3. Evolutionists claim that some moths have changed color to blend in with their background. This is an example of:

    1. Assimilation
    2. Tokenism
    3. Natural selection
    4. Hate speech
    5. Social climbing
    6. Mistaken identity

You'll find the full exam over here.

Via Pharyngula.

Posted by Magpie at November 22, 2005 03:42 PM | Humor | Technorati links |

Am I blind or is the link busted? It doesn't look like the normal "log in plz" page.

Posted by: Capt. Jean-Luc Pikachu at November 22, 2005 07:53 PM

you're right, jean-luc. the link in the story was broken. and even some of the internal links at the star tribune pointed to the wrong place.

but we poked around a bit and found a new url to the commentary. the links in the story should work fine now.

Posted by: magpie at November 22, 2005 08:57 PM