A Darwinist would say that the accidental tag explains why the illusion of design is so persistent in people’s minds … it is embedded in our cells,
… why couldn’t he have just created the fossils all at once, to fool us or test our faith?
As these behemoths declined in importance …, they grew increasingly easy for partisan interests to capture and completely dominate.
ID sympathizers – whatever position we take on religion – agree that it could, in principle, be about facts. That is, there can be actual fine-tuning of the universe, actual irreducible complexity, actual revelation.
The moment one finds oneself asking, “Could this really be true?” is not usually the moment one has the evidence that it isn’t. It’s the moment when one should feel free to articulate one’s doubts, at least to oneself.
In short, they set up a test that did not involve reading for comprehension, then claimed that baboons can recognize words.
“entirely absent from Moran’s book, as are, for another example, many of the lead players in the Intelligent Design movement … “
“It comes as a surprise to many Catholics to learn how little the church teaches in this area–how few tenets are established as true beyond doubt, … “
“It seems to me that aesthetics, criticism, musicology and law are real disciplines, but not sciences. “
He also doesn’t buy into “consciousness is an illusion.”
One wonders if Jonatha was hearing some similar outbreak of Darwinized nonsense …
And then there is the question of whether to believe Everett on the evidence and many colleagues clearly do not.
If a nuclear family cannot stay together, why would an extended family or an eight-partner child-raising group do so?
“I can see some liberalizing within the mainstream academy toward strict Darwinism without conceding any ground to ID.”
Who in their right mind would be a Darwinist in science today – if they had a free choice – in the face of lateral gene transfer and epigenetics? In “First Things: From Part of the Solution to Part of the Problem,” Barry Arrington tells a familiar story: How media – First Things is his Read More…