Re: [asa] Designed Kangaroos?

From: Vernon Jenkins <>
Date: Thu Aug 09 2007 - 16:33:52 EDT

Iain, thank you for conveying your thoughts on the matter of my findings. You would hardly expect me to agree - though I am encouraged that you find them intriguing!


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To: "Vernon Jenkins" <>
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Subject: Re: [asa] Designed Kangaroos?

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> Designed Kangaroos? seperti tertera di bawah ini:
>>Dear Iain,
>>It gives me no pleasure to know that you feel so badly about an
>>amicable association so abruptly terminated by some critical and hasty
>>remarks of mine. I greatly regret that things have turned out the way
>>they have, and dearly wish it were otherwise.
> I am not the Iain you are writing to but I am Iain as well. I have
> followed this thread in its´ entirety and want to add a few things.
> I am very much a layman, more of a philosopher than a scientist. I want
> to revisit a point Iain (it sounds like I am talking about myself inn
> the 3rd person!) made before.
> In essence the average layman is not going to have the understanding of
> or interest in numbers/maths to find your ¨discovery¨ useful or
> practical. Further, there is enough ¨evidence¨ of pattern in other
> things that if that is what takes for a person to believe they will
> find it in easier and more accessible sources.
> I am not saying this as a personal attack, merely an observation.
> I know that many non-believers have been inured to proofs of this
> nature given the amount of literature over the years from well meaning
> Christians using obtuse and obscure proofs for God´s hand in the world.
> It may well be that someone somwhere finds your work valuable. I
> definitely find it intriguing but I am far from convinced. Even if it
> turned out to be accurate it would not convince most people.
> If it turned out to be accurate or was conclusively demonstrated to be
> true I would personally view it as not a strong argument for God but
> just more evidence of God´s complexity and interaction with the human
> world. Just another (not terribly valuable from an
> evangelists viewpoint) fingerprint among many.
> Regards,
> Iain W
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