Fact: Intelligent Design is harmful because it teaches religious theories as science, which discourages critical thinking.
Fact: Religious people fight for Intelligent Design because they believe evolution is at odds with their beliefs (aka creationism).
Fact: Religious people are not likely to abandon their beliefs and accept evolution en masse.
Fact: Stephen Jay Gould proposed that science and religion are not incompatible, in that science is the wrong medium with which to investigate religion and vice versa. This approach gives Christians room to believe that God created the universe and set evolution in motion.
Fact: Richard Dawkins believes that religion is harmful. Dawkins doesn’t exempt religion from critical examination and doesn’t sell out to gain a wider audience.
Question: Should skeptics accept creationism as separate from and compatible with evolution so that more Christians accept Darwin’s theory, and quit fighting for Intelligent Design?