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Reality Moment: The Burden of Proof

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Duane Smith is another blogger complaining about Kenneth Chang’s NYTimes piece on ID. According to Smith (go here), in admitting that ID raises questions of real scientific merit, Chang’s article redistributes the burden of proof when in fact “the burden of proof is on Intelligent Design creationism and not mainstream science.”

Reality moment, everyone: In this postmodern age, there is no universally binding standard for who bears the burden of proof. Rather, who bears the burden of proof depends on who can most deftly shift the burden of proof or, alternatively, who is unable to deflect that burden. It now appears that the ID community has successfully shifted the burden of proof onto the evolutionists.

According to Richard Rorty, truth is what people let you get away with. Rorty also teaches that we must “keep faith with Darwin.” The American public is no longer letting the evolutionists get away with shifting the burden of proof from themselves, but is now forcing the evolutionists to bear it, despite their temper tantrums.

Rorty deconstructing Rorty and with it Darwinism. What a great day to be alive!

4 Replies to “Reality Moment: The Burden of Proof

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    JohnLiljegren says:

    As to burden of proof, why isn’t the burden on any advocate of any theory? The burden of proof is on those who advocate the evolution theory, and likewise it’s on those who advocate ID. It is absurd for the Darwinists to suggest that their theory is correct [regardless of the state of supporting evidence] until the DI folks surmount some abstract burden of proving ID.

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    DaveScot says:

    Et tu, Brute? πŸ˜‰

    http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/politics/90069

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    On Tuesday, though, he sided with the president on two issues that have made headlines recently: teaching intelligent design in schools and Cindy Sheehan, the grieving mother who has come to personify the anti-war movement.

    McCain told the Star that, like Bush, he believes “all points of view” should be available to students studying the origins of mankind.

    The theory of intelligent design says life is too complex to have developed through evolution, and that a higher power must have had a hand in guiding it.

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    arensb says:

    Reality moment, everyone: In this postmodern age, there is no universally binding standard for who bears the burden of proof. Rather, who bears the burden of proof depends on who can most deftly shift the burden of proof or, alternatively, who is unable to deflect that burden

    I don’t understand. Why isn’t it automatically up to ID proponents to demonstrate ID?

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