Re: asa-digest V1 #1309

John W. Burgeson (
Sat, 7 Aug 1999 14:18:29 -0600

George also wrote (later):

"As far as the claim to be doing only science or philosophy of science is
concerned, MN is no more restricted than ID, for the latter (regardless
of what its proponents may say) amounts to a declaration that some things
(those that have been found to be the result of divine intervention)
should not be investigated further by science."

George -- you are flat wrong in this assertion, my friend.

At the NTSE, this claim was rather thoroughly thrashed out.

Specifically, if ID is ever established to any degree, and I, for one, am
skeptical that it will, it will NOT suggest "stop the science." Nor will
it establish supernatural intervention in any way. What it will do is
establish the very probable existence of the IA (intelligent agent(s)."

The claim is a straw man.


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