As I checked the dashboard, I just saw that the current visit-count for the “Frequently raised but weak arguments against Intelligent Design” page stands at 50,307. Worth noting, even as onlookers are again invited to ponder its remarks. END
PS: Table of contents:
WEAK ANTI-ID ARGUMENTS:
1] ID is “not science”
2] No Real Scientists Take Intelligent Design Seriously
3] Intelligent Design does not carry out or publish scientific research
4] ID does not make scientifically fruitful predictions
5] Intelligent Design is “Creationism in a Cheap Tuxedo”
6] Since Intelligent Design Proponents Believe in a “Designer” or “Creator” They Can Be Called “Creationists”
7] Because William Dembski once commented that the design patterns in nature are consistent with the “logos theology” of the Bible, he unwittingly exposed his intentions to do religion in the name of science
8] Intelligent Design is an attempt by the Religious Right to establish a Theocracy
9] “Evolution” Proves that Intelligent Design is Wrong
10] The Evidence for Common Descent is Incompatible with Intelligent Design
11] Darwinian evolution is a Vastly More “Simple” Argument than Intelligent Design
12] Macro-evolution is nothing but lots and lots of “micro-evolution”!
13] Real Scientists Do Not Use Terms Like Microevolution or Macroevolution
14] Real Scientists Do Not Use Terms Like “Darwinism.” The word “Darwinism” is a derogatory term used by creationists, intelligent design supporters, and other opponents of evolutionary theory that has no real meaning except as a rhetorical device to discredit evolutionary biologists.
15] Nothing is Wrong with the Modern Synthesis! (And, by the way, what kind of “Darwinism” is ID dealing with? Why?)
16] ID is really an attempt at overthrowing the well established principles of science. It is a theory which denies the history itself of modern rational thought and of our scientific tradition
17] Methodological naturalism is the rule of science
18] Methodological naturalism is a centuries-old, traditional rule for science
19] Science does not address the “Supernatural.”
20] ID scientists are participating in a tautological exercise. They don’t really draw an inference to design; they assume a design in advance and then call it an inference
21] Evolution and artificial intelligence research have proved that there is no such thing as the “free will” that IDers attribute to designers; and, there is a scientifically respectable form of “free will” that is fully compatible with determinism
22] Who Designed the Designer?
23] The Designer Must be Complex and Thus Could Never Have Existed
24] Bad Design Means No Design
25] Intelligent Design proponents deny, without having a reason, that randomness can produce an effect, and then go make something up to fill the void
26] Dembski’s idea of “complex specified information” is nonsense
27] The Information in Complex Specified Information (CSI) Cannot Be Quantified
28] What about FSCI [Functionally Specific, Complex Information] ? Isn’t it just a “pet idea” of some dubious commenters at UD?
29] The ID explanatory filter cannot rule out chance or unknown laws!
30] William Dembski “dispensed with” the Explanatory Filter (EF) and thus Intelligent Design cannot work
31] Intelligent Design Tries To Claim That Everything is Designed Where We Obviously See Necessity and Chance
32] What types of life are Irreducibly Complex? Or which life is not Irreducibly Complex?
33] In the Flagellum Behe Ignores that this Organization of Proteins has Verifiable Functions when Particular Proteins are Omitted, i.e. in its simplest form, a protein pump
34] Behe is Jumping to Conclusions on P. falciparum and his so-called edge of evolution. P. falciparum did not evolve because it did not need to evolve: it is so perfect already that it cannot improve upon itself
35] What About the spreading of antibiotic resistance?
36] ID Proponents Talk a Lot About Front-Loading But Never Explain What It Means
37] ID Proponents use a lot of other buzz-words like Intelligence, Design, Complexity, etc, but never clearly and convincingly explain what they mean
38] Does Quantum Theory contradict and disprove the Law of Non-Contradiction (LNC)?
39] ID is Nothing More Than a “God of the Gaps” Hypothesis
40] Why are you Intelligent Design Creationists always so busy quote-mining what scientists have to say about Evolution?
41] What about the Canaanites?