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Friday, February 17, 2012

What Intelligent Design is, and isn't

I have run into a new blog, which looks like it is going to be relevant to my interest in Intelligent Design. The author is intelligent, seems open-minded, and writes clearly, although readers probably would be better off with at least a nodding acquaintance with the intersection of philosophy and science.

One post concerns the question of exactly what Intelligent Design is. There are several fine comments, including some on the question of whether ID, or evolution (which is not defined in this post, but should have been) is falsifiable.

Thanks for reading.


atlibertytosay said...

I certainly believe that many who are in the ID camp try to exaggerate or embellish their arguments. Obviously, when you're trying to portray a decidedly Godly issue (one that references the creator himself) ~ you should be truthful, factual and as straightforward as possible.

When conveying science on laymen's terms - this isn't always easy. I think some "Creationists" and "ID philosophers know this and tend to take advantage of the average human knowledge of the subjects ~ both conjecture and fact.

I think no where is this more evident than with Ken Hamm ~ a big proponent of the ID and Creationist movement. He is extremely intelligent. He tends to put terms too simply though so as to broaden the appeal and understanding of the subject matter.

This is one of the reasons I highly recommend one going to the Creation Museum in Kentucky if they are interested in the topic. I think it's very well thought out and utilizes real world science very well. see is lot more than reading in this case, but it certainly helps to be well read on the topic before going.

Martin LaBar said...

Yes, unfortunately, there have been far too many exaggerations, including, of course, some made by atheists.

I'm not a fan of Mr. Hamm.