Re: [asa] lock-picking tools

From: Merv <>
Date: Sun Oct 19 2008 - 19:29:32 EDT

John Burgeson (ASA member) wrote:
> "This would be a different class of limitation than ID suggestions of
> a design conclusion, or somebody outstide of science asserting that
> science cannot or should not proceed beyond some barrier. "
> To the extent I understand our friend Tim,and to the extent he
> represents "ID," I don't think that is what ID asserts.
If the design *Conclusion* regarding a phenomenon is anything other than
a terminal Conclusion in the penultimate sense of that word, then I am
curious how. What further science is there to investigate behind the
"designed by an intelligent agent hypothesis"? If an IDist's dream
could come true, and scientists fully accepted ID (or it was proven so
compellingly that all skeptics were silenced) then what would the next
scientific inquiry around that phenomenon be?

I guess I should be trying to get Timeaus' attention on that, if he is
still interacting here. I only hesitate because (having a day job and a
bit of a life beyond that) I couldn't read all his posts, let alone all
the readings he recommended. So he has probably already repeatedly
answered all this.

(seen as a signature line elsewhere: "I can't come to bed yet,
honey. Somebody on the internet is wrong.")

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