John W Burgeson wrote:
> 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 corrections?
> http://www-acs.ucsd.edu/~idea/scidoubtevol.htm" 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
> not-quite-at-random). 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.
I didn't notice the listing of Barnes. Formalities aside, this
shows a total lack of discrimination.
He is quite inept - as can easily be demonstrated by copious citations
from his Physics of the Future..
George L. Murphy
"The Science-Theology Interface"
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