Re: What does ID mean?

Moorad Alexanian (alexanian@UNCWIL.EDU)
Thu, 23 Apr 1998 16:06:23 -0500 (EST)

At 02:06 PM 4/23/98 -0400, Massimo Pigliucci wrote:
>Dear 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.
>I'm sorry but I think I really *got you* here! What do you mean by that?
>Evolutionary theory is perfectly capable of producing mathematical
>models and predictions, both on the short and long run. As in
>metereology, short term predictions work best, simply because of the
>inevitability of historical contingencies affecting a complex problem.
>But evolution certainly IS a hard science AND a rational enterprise.
>(unlike, I might add, any blubbering about supernatural beings... ;-)

Dear Massimo,

The mathematical models in meteorology are at the fundamental level of
hydrodynamics. You mean to say there are models of evolution at the
biochemical level? I do not think so. It is one thing to do physics and
another thing is to predict the existence of physicists. That is your
problem which I still believe is unsurmountable. Man is mind body and soul.
I wonder what a human would become if you are right and there was no
spiritual nature to him/her. A bundle of chemicals worth a few dollars?
Remember Massimo your real value is that Christ died for you. BTW are you
getting married in a church?

Take care,