From: George Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 29 2003 - 14:18:13 EDT
Howard J. Van Till wrote:
> Interesting question. If the "fully-gifted creation" approach doesn't have
> the effect of making it theologically attractive to evangelical Christians
> (I believe it should, of course) I may have to resort to focusing more on
> the scientific inadequacies of ID. If ID is -- as its advocates loudly
> proclaim time and again -- to be judged primarily as a purely scientific
> theory, then the scientific criticism should be especially effective, right?
> If, on the other hand, the ID movement is really something that springs from
> the religious anxieties of evangelical Christianity, then my scientific
> criticism of ID will have no influence.
> Care to guess what will be the case?
Certainly some of the ID folk (Dembski & Behe in particular) think that they
have some scientific warrant for their positions. But I think the largest part of the
audience to whom ID appeals is motivated primarily by religious concerns.
George L. Murphy
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