Re: views of scientists-help needed

From: John W Burgeson (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 11:56:39 EST

  • Next message: John W Burgeson: "Re: views of scientists-help needed"

    On the ASA list, David Campbell wrote: "While trying to locate someone, I
    found the following web site. It purports to list accredited scientists
    who are doubtful about Darwinism. It also claims a willingness to make
    corrections. Several of the standard misrepresentations are counted,
    however. Does anyone have the background and the time to send

    I looked at it. I am not comfortable with a site that gives equal billing
    to -- say -- Alvin Plantinga and Thomas Barnes (to mention two

    However, in the text, they write: "The purpose of this document is to
    list individuals of high academic training who have publicly expressed
    serious doubts about Darwinism, other naturalistic theories of life's
    origin, or have expressed support for Intelligent Design theory, either
    in scientific journals, books, web-documents, letters, or other public
    statements. Our criteria for this page is that each individual must
    either 1) have a PH, 2) be a professor at a university or 3) be
    moderately published in scientific journals, or 4) is a member of a
    mainstream scientific society."

    That criteria is fairly stated, and so both Alvin and Thomas necessarily
    qualify. The site does do a good job of sharpening the issues. 322 or so
    names, even if YECs are counted, is more than a lonely few.

    Still -- I wish there could be some additional partitioning. Maybe YEC
    and ~YEC could be added.

    John Burgeson (Burgy)
           (science/theology, quantum mechanics, baseball, ethics,
            humor, cars, God's intervention into natural causation, etc.)

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Thu Jan 03 2002 - 11:59:57 EST