Re: [asa] Interesting news on the Discovery Institute (vs. Francis Collins?)

From: <gmurphy10@neo.rr.com>
Date: Tue Jun 02 2009 - 16:27:10 EDT

Is it a surprise to anyone who'd followed debates about ID for the past ~20 years that DI talks out of both sides of its mouth?
As the Klingons would put it, "You [DI - not you, Ted!] have no honor."

Shalom,
George

---- Ted Davis <TDavis@messiah.edu> wrote:
> Wells' response is weak. The genetic evidence for common descent, as
> Collins knows much better than Wells, is very, very strong. Mike Behe says
> the same thing in his second book. It's this type of pointed argument
> against common descent -- against "evolution", not "Darwinism," (to use the
> terms we've been using in our other threads), is precisely why I find it
> hard to believe Cameron's claims about ID not being opposed to "evolution,"
> i.e., ID not being opposed to common descent.
>
> Yes, I know that "officially" ID is OK with common descent. If so, then
> why is TDI giving this type of space (Wells' piece isn't the only one) to
> battling Collins' efforts to promote a view of evolution that is
> theologically far more traditional than the standard TE for most of the 20th
> century--the type of TE that effectively denied divine transcendence, the
> incarnation, and resurrection?
>
> Either TDI thinks that ID *is* opposed to common descent, or it doesn't.
> Judging from this, it does.
>
> Ted
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