Reply to Rich Daniel
Thu, 27 May 1999 15:01:17 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Y'all!

Rich Daniels wrote:
I find it odd that you admire Behe so much and yet think he's mistaken about common descent, when you claim that the evidence for common descent is (paraphrasing) obvious trash to anyone who doesn't have an ideological axe to grind.

Is Behe so stupid that he can't see the flaws in the evidence? Is he so cowardly that he won't point them out (in spite of his bravery in writing _Darwin's Black Box_)?

My comments:
Was Newton so stupid that he couldn't see the flaws in his laws of motion or gravity that would not be solved until relativity? Was he so cowardly that he wouldn't point them out? Or was it that he was a product of his education such that while his genius allowed him to see something new, his education prevented him from seeing all its implications? Behe is like Newton. His genius allowed him to see something no one else had seen before, but his education prevents him from seeing all its implications. However, his book has pointed the way for other scientists to see beyond him to the truth. That he himself may never accept that truth is sad, but then Newton never accepted that space and time were not constant and fixed.

Rich Daniels added:

My comments:
I have already dealt with this in a previous post. They are nonsense, but I couldn't explain how or why without using concepts you apparently do not know or understand. Either that, or you know they are nonsense and will not admit it. The former is excusable, but the latter is not.
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