Closing our religion coverage for the day (thanks, God!), here’s some guy at the Jerusalem Post announcing that he
… disliked the Intelligent Design concept since I first heard about it several years ago. From the theological standpoint, I believe that the theory is deeply flawed. It is simply a new version of a very old error: the God of the Gaps fallacy. To put it simply, the God of the Gaps fallacy argues that God is to be defined as mystery. Where there is mystery, there is God: if we find something in the world we don’t understand, the explanation is always the same: God did it.
This is an incredibly lazy approach to the world. When explanations for objects and events are found—as they must always be—the God of this fallacy inevitably shrinks. Needless to say, those caught in the grip of this fallacy inevitably fear explanations. Each time humanity’s understanding of the universe grows, a little piece of their God chips away. They little realize that they’re worshiping a false God who needs to disappear.
So the guy doesn’t have any idea what he is talking about re intelligent design? He can trash it anyway with no penalty?
Nice racket to get a job in. Not sure how how it helps the publication.
See also: The Science Fictions series at your fingertips (cosmology).
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