Re: [asa] Rejoinder 6D From Timaeus – for Iain Strachan, Jon Tandy and Others

From: Ted Davis <>
Date: Mon Oct 20 2008 - 12:03:18 EDT

Burgy wrote:

And, Tim, you also wrote" In the lifetime of the younger people
reading this, Darwinism will be openly criticized and even mocked on
university campuses, and design theory will be a recognized component
of biological studies, including evolution. And remember that you
heard it from Timaeus first."

No, I heard that many years ago, from one Phillip Johnson, at the
Austin conference on Feb 20-23, 1997. See my report of that excellent
conference, published in ORIGINS and DESIGN, at I challenged him on it when he said
the change would come quickly -- within a year or two. At that time I
was still studying the ID movement; I guess that process continues. I
really appreciate the efforts you are making here.


Ted adds: Several years ago, in response to the repeated refrain from many
friends that ID will replace Darwinian evolution in our generation, I
accepted a wager from Jon Wells. If this doesn't happen in the next (how
many?) years, he owes me lunch. If I simply in good enough health at the
time, frankly I'll be happy enough to buy him lunch if he's right.


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