At BeliefNet, David Klinghoffer has posted:
A Challenge to Intelligent Design-Bashing Regulars on this Blog
Tuesday July 21, 2009
Categories: Life’s Origins & Evolution
You know who you are. Rather than go on grousing about how there’s no evidence for intelligent design, it’s not science, and so on and so forth, here’s my challenge to you personally. Read Stephen C. Meyer’s new book, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design (HarperOne). He lays out a massive evidentiary case. As a philosopher of science, he also explains what science is. If you really want to tell me there’s no positive scientific evidence that biological information coded in DNA reflects purposeful design, then go ahead and read Meyer’s book and report back to me your reasoned response.
If you tell me, “Yeah, I don’t need to read it, I know what he’s going to say” — then you’ve just proven to me that you’re not serious. On the other hand, if you’ll go ahead and read the whole book, including the appendix where he lists and describes 12 ways in which ID is testable, I will take your response very seriously. The most thoughtful response I receive I will highlight in this space. So it’s a contest! But remember, you have to read the book, not just about it.
What logical constructive arguments can be offered pro/con Klinghoffer’s challenge? Recommend posting there and here.