Sunday, November 12, 2006

ID predicts...

While browsing the web, I can across the IDEA Center website. It claims:

FAQ: Does intelligent design make predictions? Is it testable?

The Short Answer: Yes. Intelligent design theory predicts:
(1) High information content machine-like irreducibly complex structures will be found.
(2) Forms will be found in the fossil record that appear suddenly and without any precursors.
(3) Genes and functional parts will be re-used in different unrelated organisms.
(4) The genetic code will NOT contain much discarded genetic baggage code or functionless "junk DNA".
Each of these predictions may be tested--and have been confirmed through testing!

First of all, intelligent design did NOT predict any of these. All the observations made above were done before ID was ever proposed. Also, ID predicts the above four points as much as it predicts the four below:
(A) High information content machine-like irreducibly complex structures will NOT be found.
(B) Forms will be found in the fossil record that appear SLOWLY and with precursors.
(C) Genes and functional parts will NOT be re-used in different unrelated organisms.
(D) The genetic code WILL contain much discarded genetic baggage code or functionless "junk DNA".

These four points (A-D) are the opposite of 1-4, yet they are still in accordance with ID. You could, in fact, make any observation and it would be in accordance with ID. Is this bad you might say(?). It sure is. Can you imagine if someone claimed that (s)he could predict next weeks winning lotto numbers and as evidence (s)he presents all combinations of numbers possible. For sure, one of those combinations will win, but you would hardly claim that the "predictor" actually predicted it, would you?

1 Comments:

At 7:31 PM, Blogger FreeThinker said...

Good post. ID is dying, and that's a good thing!

 

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