Intelligent Design “new”

James Taranto:

In the Beginning
“How did life, in its infinite complexity, come to be?” asks Newsweek in a subheadline. “A controversial new theory called ‘intelligent design’ asserts a supernatural agent was at work.”

Apparently the Old Testament isn’t on Lexis-Nexis, or Newsweek’s fact-checkers would have realized this isn’t actually a new theory.