RE: [asa] Expelled and ID

From: skrogh. <panterragroup@mindspring.com>
Date: Sat Apr 19 2008 - 18:46:02 EDT

Also, can one conceive of a potential observation that would falsify ID?

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  From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [mailto:asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu]On
Behalf Of Dehler, Bernie
  Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2008 5:39 PM
  To: asa@calvin.edu
  Subject: RE: [asa] Expelled and ID

  ID is saying it is “science” so it can be more serious. To make it
science, you have to bear on scientific things, such as math (statistics)
and biology. So they are appealing to the hard sciences to bring it into
the scientific realm.

  However, they have no scientific hypothesis. “God made it” is not a
hypothesis, since it can’t be tested. By definition, the scientific method
requires a hypothesis that can be tested. You also can’t test evolution per
“origin of life,” but there are other parts of evolution which are testable…
ID has nothing testable. They think by disproving known naturalistic
methods, God is then the default answer—but it isn’t.

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  From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [mailto:asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu] On
Behalf Of Mountainwoman
  Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2008 2:10 PM
  To: asa@calvin.edu
  Subject: [asa] Expelled and ID
  Having just seen Ben Stein's "Expelled," one thought that occurred to me
is the following:
  Is Intelligent Design a modern incarnation of the classic teleological
argument for the existence of God and therefore belongs in the philosophy
and/or theology departments of universities rather than in the science
departments?
  Paul Bruggink (ASA Member)
  Clarington, PA
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