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ID at Cornell — An Unfolding Story

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Intelligent Design:
Professors discuss teaching the controversial subject
November 15, 2005
By Xiaowei Cathy Tang
Cornell Daily Sun, Senior Editor

http://www.cornellsun.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/11/15/43798727eb0ab

. . . . For I.D. proponents, the challenge of specified complexity is how to mathematically model the difference between design and chance. Senior Lecturer Art Lembo, crop and soil sciences, said that although currently no satisfactory solution exists, this challenge is worthy of exploration.

He said that the ability to differentiate empirically between design and randomness holds far-reaching potential for other areas of science. Applications include “scanning faces on airport monitors to find terrorists, making inferences about locations of non-point source pollution or determining whether O.J. killed Nicole,” he said. . . .

11 Replies to “ID at Cornell — An Unfolding Story

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    jboze3131 says:

    This stuff about SC being used in a number of helpful ways can’t be true. Eugenie Scott has said over and over that ID theorists and their ideas and work have neve done anything for science! Why would she lie? 🙂

  2. 2
    dodgingcars says:

    test.

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    dougmoran says:

    Hooray for Ms. Tang!

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    PaV says:

    “The faculty members urged the University and the nation to view I.D. as a valid challenge to some aspects of evolution.”

    I thought this was the best quote of the whole article.

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    scordova says:

    Hooray for John Sanford being interviewed!!!!! A biologist who made a great contribution to genetic engineering and became independently wealthy as a result. They guy is smart and capable and a tenured IDist to boot. Goes to show, believing in ID did not hinder him in the least from being an effective biologist.

    Salvador

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    neurode says:

    Great news. However, I don’t need any further help to determine whether O.J. killed Nicole.

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    Bombadill says:

    LOL @ neurode!

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    ajl says:

    he did?

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    pmob1 says:

    Hats off to Tang. Journalism lives.

    William Provine: — When something happens two billion years ago, it’s kind of hard to observe it and see what happens precisely. —

    Should be a piece of cake for a Darwinist. If not, claims to rigins turf are void.

    Senior Lecturer Art Lembo, crop and soil sciences:
    — the ability to differentiate empirically between design and randomness holds far-reaching potential for other areas of science. —

    And the inability disqualifies Darwinism from use of the term “random.”

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    Benjii says:

    Finally someone is on the side of reason!

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    ajl says:

    Here is a rather lengthy analysis and commentary of President Rawlings’ speech:

    http://www.rso.cornell.edu/ide.....mments.pdf

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