Sometimes an example of Darwinist Derangement Syndrome (see UD’s glossary) is just too delicious to allow it to languish deep in a comment thread. Here’s an exchange between Adapa and WJM in the Way Forward thread:
First, Adapa claims that science has “conclusively demonstrated” that unguided evolution can produce observed diversity of life:
. . . science has already conclusively demonstrated that the observed natural process of random genetic variations filtered by selection and retaining heritable traits is sufficient to produce the biological life variations we see today . . .
@ 587 William J Murray disagrees and says unless a P(T|H) calculation can be made for a naturally occurring biological phenomenon “evolution cannot be vetted as ‘unguided.’”
@ 590 Adapa then says it is “idiotic” to demand that science prove that unguided forces are sufficent:
This bit of idiocy seems to be WJM’s latest favorite – the demand that science prove evolution isn’t guided.
And that it is dumb to ask science to prove a negative:
Why an armchair philosopher would be dumb enough to demand science prove a negative is anyone’s guess.
But, in the first quote, that’s exactly what Adapa claims science has done – proven the very negative he claims is stupid and dumb to expect science to do! Adapa claims science has proven that evolution is unguided, and when WJM asked him to show him where, Adapa says that it is stupid and dumb to expect science to prove evolution is unguided!!