Monday, October 02, 2006

ID. Again.

Oops. That last post was longer than it needed to be.

Alas, it is late, the writing fluids have dried up, the inspiration was playing hide and seek, the cogency had caught a cold, the articulation was on holiday etc etc.

But enough excuses. Though I don’t want to make any apologies for the small ‘in between series’, hopefully to be posted sometime this week, which I’m pleased to announce. All the more so as it shall be a small ‘guest post’ series, written by a good friend, and doubly so as it will be critiquing Intelligent Design (ID).

ID, if one understands its claims as adequate other than by faith, has never impressed me, and I dismiss it as, to a large extent, unacceptable apologeticism, as theologically and scientifically suspicious. But I’ll let you make your own judgments in light of the posts.

To whet your appetite, have a listen to the debate available on this webpage. Simply select ’20 Feb – Intelligent Design’ from the list of previous shows. One of the debaters drove me up the frigging wall, but I’m sure I don’t even need to explain ...


At 10/02/2006 6:46 PM, Anonymous Michael Westmoreland-White, Ph.D. said...

As a theological/philosophical concept, I have never been able to tell the difference between ID and theistic evolution--and I am a theistic evolutionist.

As a scientific theory, ID is terribly flawed and seems to be simply a more sophisticated version of "creation science." Thus, I am NOT very impressed.

At 10/03/2006 12:51 AM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

I suppose it all depends on the definitions. I guess I would think of myself as a theistic evolutionist, depending on how one understands it. I'll have to look at Wiki on this tomorrow.

At 10/03/2006 4:24 AM, Anonymous Michael Westmoreland-White, Ph.D. said...

You'd be willing to trust anything on the notoriously inaccurate Wikipedia?

At 10/03/2006 1:18 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Oh, I didn't realise it was so unreliable. Thanks for the warning!

At 10/05/2006 6:08 AM, Anonymous David W. Congdon said...

I plan to address ID myself sometime very soon. If you want the best critique from a scientific perspective, do a Google search for Jerry Coyne's article, "The Faith That Dare Not Speak Its Name."


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