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

From: PvM <pvm.pandas@gmail.com>
Date: Wed Jul 16 2008 - 00:36:59 EDT

THe problem is that ID calls this position 'design' and unnecessary
confuses and misleads.

On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 11:58 AM, George Murphy <GMURPHY10@neo.rr.com> wrote:
> 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.
>
> Shalom
> George
> http://web.raex.com/~gmurphy/
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Rich Blinne
> To: Alexanian, Moorad
> Cc: Ted Davis ; asa@lists.calvin.edu
> 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 <alexanian@uncw.edu>
> 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?
>>
>>
>> Moorad
>>
>
> 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
> Member ASA
>

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