Re: What does ID mean?

Moorad Alexanian (alexanian@UNCWIL.EDU)
Thu, 23 Apr 1998 12:02:56 -0500 (EST)

At 07:31 PM 4/22/98 -0500, Glenn Morton wrote:
>At 01:46 PM 4/22/98, Moorad Alexanian wrote:
>>The overriding priority in science is prediction. Is there any theory of
>>evolution that allows one to predict the several different possible
>>evolutions, and to assign a probability to each? I would think, as a
>>physicist, that such a theory is almost unattainable. I believe the
>>fundamental problems in physics, e.g. the values of the masses of
>>elementary particles, the value of the coupling constants, etc., are mere
>>play compared to what you are advocating.
>Are there any theories of meteorology which allows one to predict the
>weather 6 months from today? By this criteria, meteorology is in the same
>boat as is evolution. Which boat is that, Moorad?

Dear Glenn,

Mathematical models in meteorology make short term predications, days rather
than weeks. As such weather models with probabilistic predications
constitutes a science. Evolution is in a boat of its own named the Titanic.

Take care,