Sunday, November 19, 2006

Reconsider your scientific ideas - part 2

Not content with criticizing "Darwinists"for not challenging their ideas enough (see my blog from Nov 15th) , ID followers also LOVE to point out when scientists do so. Paul Nelson at Id the Future
does just that:

A friend who works at a national biomedical facility told me recently that he now finds it impossible to keep up with all the scientific literature challenging neo-Darwinism (i.e., textbook evolutionary theory). "The stuff just piles up in my office," he said. "I glance at the abstracts, download the pdfs, but can't read it all." We agreed that during 2005-2006, while the intelligent design controversy has been soaking up headlines and media scrutiny, leading evolutionary theoreticians themselves have been quietly uttering heresy in the halls of Darwin. It's easier to misbehave, you know, when someone else (ID) is really acting up and drawing off all the attention.
So not only do scientists sometimes challenge Darwinism, they do it all the time. Evolutionists - you're damned if you do and damned if you don't!

IDers see it as a weakness when scientific theories (well, the ones that deal with evolution, anyway) are questioned, which is a very interesting viewpoint considering that it is a big part of what science actually is all about. It has nothing to do with heresy as Paul states, but is merely part of the scientific process. But he is right about one thing - ID is acting up. Design interference is what I call that.


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