Look now at the other side. One intelligent design proponent is quoted in The New York Times saying that “All ideas go through stages—first they’re ignored, then they’re attacked, then they’re accepted.” But surely not all ideas. Early in the 19th century the supposed science of phrenology was first accepted by quite a few, then attacked, and finally completely discredited. Those bumps on peoples’ heads turned out not to signify anything at all. Intelligent design will go the way of phrenology as long as its adherents think of their doctrine to be a science that competes with evolutionary theory.