Saturday, August 06, 2005

A Major Problem With Intelligent Design

Charles Darwin

John G. West, senior fellow at The Discovery Institute, attempts to modestly explain the goals of ID:

"Instead, intelligent design theory is an effort to empirically detect whether the 'apparent design' in nature observed by biologists is genuine design (the product of an organizing intelligence) or is simply the product of chance and mechanical natural laws."

My question is, how does one do that ? The problem remains, as I see it, that ID doesn't empirically detect anything; it asserts a hypothesis but has no experiments ready to carry out. There are no outcomes to be predicted as in actual science. ID is advocacy extrapolated from observation, but it doesn't involve the rigorous, empirical experimentation by which a hypothesis is proven.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Blogger Monkboon said...

Very well put. I wish more people could see this as clearly and concisely as you have.

10:42 PM  

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