Re: [asa] Papers from colloquium

From: Rich Blinne <>
Date: Sun May 13 2007 - 00:40:38 EDT

On May 12, 2007, at 10:25 PM, PvM wrote:

> Remember that ID will never give anything more than a just so story
> while science has all the opportunity to provide the data to support
> their positive mechanisms.

I didn't mean to imply that science only provides just-so stories but
that it does so sometimes. I agree with you that so far ID has only
provided just-so stories.

> David Buller asked "Could you expound on the last statement?"
> <quote>In other areas more relevant to this group, it seems plausible
> that religiosity may have been a side effect of a selective process, a
> spandrel of evolution so to speak. As a Christian I find these
> findings inspiring as well as in harmony with religious faith.</quote>
> The research which indicates that religious beliefs may have an
> evolutionary foundation, whether adaptive or as a spandrel, indicate
> to me that 1) religious faith is known to all 2) that finding the
> religious faith was an outcome of a long path of evolution and hardly
> be seen to be trivial 3) religious faith may be unique to humans.
> More later...

LOL. And now you just provided an example where science is providing
a just-so story.

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