I watched this video the other day… a “debate” between an IDer and a skeptic. “Talking past each other” is too loose a metaphor. Science does something. Religion does something else.
I wrote a while back about how shrill many evolutionists get when debunking ID.
I read this essay by Carl Sagan with this quote:
The chief deficiency I see in the skeptical movement is its polarization: Us vs. Them — the sense that we have a monopoly on the truth; that those other people who believe in all these stupid doctrines are morons; that if you’re sensible, you’ll listen to us; and if not, to hell with you. This is nonconstructive. It does not get our message across.
I mourn the loss of a voice of reason ten years ago today.