RE: [asa] Reviews of Francisco Ayala's new book

From: Alexanian, Moorad <>
Date: Tue Jul 15 2008 - 11:52:20 EDT



I do not think we are here talking of a scientific theory in the conventional sense. This is more a worldview regarding the origin of all living beings.




: Tue 7/15/2008 11:11 AM
To: Alexanian, From: j burg []
Cc: Rich Blinne; Ted Davis;
Subject: Re: [asa] Reviews of Francisco Ayala's new book

On 7/15/08, Alexanian, Moorad <> wrote:
> Is not the essential contribution of ID, if not the sole contribution, to free the scientific mind of the shackles of a strict evolutionary thought?

I'm not sure what you mean by "strictly evolutionary thought." If it
means holding to evolution as ultimate truth, then ID does play a role
in dethroning such an idea. Perhaps a bigger role than some of us
would believe.

But the study of science I was exposed to never gave any theory that
sort of exalted position. Polkinghorne uses the word "verisimilitude"
in its place.


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