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    I want to reply to those who think I am trying to "elevate" ID to a level playing field with evolution (I'm not).  

    This past weekend I entered a tennis tournament.  Now I am considered by my friends to be a decent player (for an out of shape 38 yr old).  I have some nice pop on my first serve, decent groundstrokes and a serviceable net game.  I attempted to enter the over-35 bracket, but since no other 35+ players entered, I agreed to play in the open section.  

    The players in the open section were aspiring high level college and semi-pro players.  These guys hit the ball so friggin hard all the time!!  My first (and only) round opponent was nice enough to tone down his shots for a few games in the second set, allowing me to finish with a slightly more respectable 6-0, 6-2 final score.  

    The point, of course, is that just because I was on the court with these guys doesn't mean my game was elevated to their level.  ID is similarly out-classed when standing on evolution's court.  ID proponents have no idea how outclassed they are because ID was developed outside of the scientific crucible, responding only to the criticism of intellectual lightweights.

    They are clamoring to be taught as science because they have no idea what that means.  We should call their bluff and welcome them to the open section.

    We may even have to tone down our shots so as not to embarrass them too badly ...

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