Lahale, Scot
September 2010
Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies;2010, Vol. 22 Issue 1/2, p155
Academic Journal
Envisioned as a cosmic Cabaret beyond the space-time continuum, Gadfly explores the power of the establishment to determine what we call accepted truth, and chronicles how it has historically been the outsider that has moved our understanding of truth forward. Special guests are invited to defend their teachings or actions, including Socrates, Luther, Copernicus, Galileo, Darwin, Einstein, Picasso, Beckett, and science philosopher William Dembski These visitations are marshaled by a musical Poet Guide named Virgil (shades of Dante), who is backed by a British threesome with a ukulele and a squeeze box. Virgil keeps the action moving forward as the "idols of the Institution" play judge and jury over the minds of history's greatest thinkers. The resulting journey beyond space and time sheds light on the present claims of science as compared to the claims of the greatest thinkers down through the ages. It is, above all else, an exoneration of contemporary scholars choosing to explore Intelligent Design as a legitimate discipline in the academy, both scientifically and philosophically.


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