Skip to comments.Hello, I'm starting "slow": Intelligent Design and its implications
Posted on 08/25/2005 10:11:22 PM PDT by Rurudyne
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A long vanity post is a very bad start. Good luck, though.
is a christian, i have no problem reconciling that god in his omnipotence, omnivoyance, omniscience, created in detail every single building block of matter and energy and set it forth using the big bang as the instrument of the dispersal of that matter and energy into the newly created medium of the ether/universe... i also have no problem in reconciling that evolution in it's infinite complexity is the manifestation of that creation...
And just in case...
Bad starts are not good. Rurudyne, you are going to get some interesting replies.
The truth is I lost interest around the time that the author finished his preamble.
If there is a sure sign of a dull writer, it's one who is compelled to provide color commentary of his (or her) own work within the work itself. So that 'preamble' and 'meat' commentary sent me into slumberland.
A very poor first post, though not a bad topic at all.
What Methadras says.
Also check out http://www.reasons.org/
True, not really a bad first post, if a little on the long side, but the old adage rings true - - "less is more".
"So instead of seeing their world view exposed, naturalist have redoubled their assertion that they arbitrate what is or is not scientific. It's life or death to them."
In their minds, science is the only form of knowledge. And they have replaced the priests as the new clerisy. Began to do so about the time of Darwin. Professional scientistst were rare before that time, plentiful thereafter. Darwin himself was one of the last "amateurs," even though it was his life's work, he did not make a living from it. Evolution brought poiwer and prestige not only to th naturalist but to every other sort of scientist. They became the dominant force in the universities. War brought them into government. Industry has also thrived on their work. So Darwinism DOES have a powerful symbolic meaning to them.
Yes it is. Science considers only what can be physically observed and can be demonstrated to exist.
If you can't demonstrate that something exists, so that anyone can examine it, it's not a proper subject of science. It belongs in religion, phil, or psych.
ME...non science minded. Heard that the chances of evolution occuring as described would be on par with shooting a bullet across the known universe and hitting a one foot or less target. Thus, intelligent design.
Pick your poison. Live right and die forever with no worries or live badly with nagging doubt and dread that you may die and live forever in a neighborhood not of your choosing. Seems like a pretty easy choice.
To even call God "intelligent" is human nonsense.
It is reducing the perfect mystery to something both human and imperfect.
Intelligence requires a system of thought, one prone to error and uncertainty, contrary to His omniscience and omnipotence.
ID, in essence, is a statement that the universe represents God's brain, not the product of any such brain, but God's brain itself. You may as well worship Gaia, or for that matter, your favorite book of chemistry and physics equations.
The Theory of Evolution is a theory and as such may or may not be true. But, this theory says nothing about the start of life and does not contradict the concept of Intelligent Design.
The concept of Intelligent Design (first conceived by St Augustine) contains nothing that contradicts the Theory of Evolution.
The concepts of Creationism and Naturalism as regards this planet both have a time problem in my opinion, the Earth is too old for the former and too young for the latter.
Gonna bookmark this one to follow the bloody fray.
Of course you must be joking.
Of course you must be joking.
because the opposite is not true...
Evolution theory abhors Intelligent Design.
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