From Uncommon Descent…
On a recent thread, ID critic Larry Moran seemed to take great joy in mischaracterizing the science of design detection as ID/Creationism. That’s no surprise, of course, but I was amused by his rather strange proclivity to swagger in with a sneer and stumble out with a gaffe.
If you are going to write this: “I have no respect for hypocrites, liars, and people who don’t take the time to learn about the subject they are attacking.”
You don’t want to follow with this: “Intelligent Design Creationism grew out of Scientific Creationism when its leaders decided they needed a new word to try and disguise the religious basis of their agenda.”
It just isn’t good form to complain about ignorant people while making manifestly ignorant statements. Naturally, I warned him about following in the footsteps of the intellectually challenged Barbara Forrest, who prides herself as the mother of this fairy tale. In keeping with that point, I felt a moral obligation to apprise him of the facts.