Intelligent Design

Follow the arguments wherever they may lead …

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Who said that? Phillip Johnson? Mike Behe? Nope.

Materialist atheists Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piatelli-Palmarini, in What Darwin Got Wrong (London: Profile Books, 2010), p. xxii:

… we’ve been told by more than one of our colleagues that, even if Darwin was substantially wrong to claim that natural selection is the mechanism of evolution, nonetheless we shouldn’t say so. Not, anyhow, in public. To do that is, however inadvertently, to align oneself with the Forces of Darkness, whose goal it is to bring Science into disrepute. Well, we don’t agree. We think the way to discomfort the Forces of Darkness is to follow the arguments wherever they may lead, spreading such light as one can in the course of doing so. What makes the Forces of Darkness dark is that they aren’t willing to do that. What makes Science scientific is that it is.

5 Replies to “Follow the arguments wherever they may lead …

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    bornagain77 says:

    Hmmm, this new video from Dr. Stephen Meyer fits right in:

    Got Science?

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    Forces of Darkness = The Scientific Nomenklatura not willing to follow the arguments wherever they may lead!!!

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    GilDodgen says:

    I continue to be mystified by the Darwinian community concerning the creative powers of natural selection.

    Natural selection is differential death. Natural selection by definition has no creative powers. Differential death cannot create anything new. This should be taught in every Logic 101 course at every institution of higher learning.

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    Matteo says:

    Darwinism seems to be quite literally the worship of death.

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    computerist says:

    Darwinists cannot provide a concrete example for NS & RM being the driver of an obvious intellgent evolution/creation process.
    By showing that NS & RM can produce the complex and functionally specified effect in question, they can effectively override any claims made by ID proponents regarding CSI and such.
    As far as I can tell, this is a much easier route than going head-on the ID branch, so why not go with the shortcut if the shortcut is known?

    I think we know why they choose the long-way; they lack obvious support for their position. It usually works that way I’m afraid.

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