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?
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.