Re: Analogies for pseudogenes... a tipping point for the ASA? ([asa] Re: On the Barr-West exchange and ID/TE)

From: Dave Wallace <>
Date: Thu Nov 19 2009 - 12:21:12 EST
John Walley wrote:
" I probably would not have subscribed to Perspectives and joined had ASA been an exclusively EC/TE organization."

That's interesting because the draw of ASA to me was precisely that it was an EC/TE organization. There are plenty of other sites and lists for YEC/PC and ID but ASA was the only thing I could find that represented the TE position. 
Remember that I was OEC who accepted some amount of genetic change plus natural selection to produce small amounts of change in living species.  YECs hold their position for theological reasons, I did not want an organization that pushed EC/TE  for other theological reasons, whatever that could be.  In general I wanted, as I do today, that origins should not define ones theology and vice versa.   I like some place tolerant of more than one view.  ID really was not much of an issue when I first subscribed to Perspectives, in fact I think I learned about ID from reading Perspectives.  I did not join ASA for a long time as my degrees are electrical engineering and applied mathematics, and are not at a phd level and thus I am not a scientist strictly speaking.  In 1966 I started on a phd but decided that a phd from a Canadian university at the time, in computer science was not worth the paper it was printed on.  One of our texts on operating systems was written about a system where I had essentially read every line thus I was able to point out errors in the book. The author was simply a system user not someone who extended the operating system and fixed bugs. 
Dave W
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