Re: ID theory, auxiliary hypotheses, and carbon
David Campbell (email@example.com)
Wed, 29 Oct 1997 19:17:32 -0400
>Seriously, though, it seems that ID theory is operating with two
>conflicting paradigms. Fine-tuning of natural laws is embraced as
>evidence of design in cosmology and geological history, but forcefully
>rejected as inadequate for biological history. I would very much like
>to see that apparent conflict addressed by as many people as are
I agree with you that this is a problem with ID as I have encountered it.
I suspect that Platonism is a philosophical view that (consciously or
unknowingly derived from previous authors) contributes to this rejection of
transitions. (Moreland, in Creation Hypothesis, specifically endorses
Platonism). Evolution by natural selection seems to me to be a wise way of
maintaining life through varying conditions over time.