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

From: George Murphy <>
Date: Tue Jul 15 2008 - 14:58:51 EDT

It might be a bit more accurate to say that the central theme of the ID movement is that you don't have to take biological evolution too seriously. You don't have to deny it (though many ID proponents do) but you can sit on the fence - & if you wish, ignore evidence that might push you off the fence. & if you do to some extent accept evolution but encounter problems to which it gives rise, either in science or religion, you're free to ignore it or trim it to fit your preconceptions.

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Rich Blinne
  To: Alexanian, Moorad
  Cc: Ted Davis ;
  Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 1:50 PM
  Subject: Re: [asa] Reviews of Francisco Ayala's new book

  On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 7:51 AM, 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?


  Then why call it ID at all? If they went by their real name of anti-evolutionism then the rest of us could affirm the terms intelligent design or creation in peace.

  Rich Blinne
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