On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with Felipe Aizpún, author of The Fifth Way and Intelligent Design (La quinta vía y el diseño inteligente) and prolific writer on ID and the debate over origins. Aizpún shares how intelligent design is both a scientific and philosophical argument, and discusses Thomist philosophers’ opposition to ID. [20 min approx]
Let’s hope Aizpún is more charitable than I’m (O’Leary for News) inclined to be.
What with a paradigm shift well under way*, all I can say is, don’t let them get away with claiming afterward that they meant something else.
Not after all the supercilious abuse they have handed out to people who are far more likely to be right than they are:
Design in nature is becoming more apparent by the year, as are the evasions of Christian scholars who have sought to make their reputations by helping Christians adjust, without despondency, to the idea that there really is no design in nature (also, God is so great he need not exist, but don’t worry about that; worry is a sin).
Take home point: The ID community is rapidly getting beyond the need to even care what such persons think.
It may not be design, but it is certainly not Darwin. And if those people were suffering from lack of attention before, it will sure get worse now. Still, there may be a few slab spaces left in that Abbey.**
* See, for example, just in last night: here and here.
** Many people who got Darwin buried in Westminster Abbey supposed that Christianity was on the way out. Indeed, they would help push. While a dim science teacher who goes to church might not realize that, there was never any excuse for intelligent, educated people to collaborate.
But the beauty is, who cares? It’s somewhat like BioLogos deigning eventually to review (and dismiss) Darwin’s Doubt as if anyone cares now, when the book has had such enormous influence among thoughtful people.
Templeton, you made a bad investment there.
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