Saturday, November 14, 2009

“A commonsense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super-intellect has monkeyed with the laws of physics.” astronomer Fred Hoyle

6 comments:

ryan said...

Wow, an argument from authority. Never seen that on this blog before. What a strange little bubble you live in!

tinkbell13 said...

I must say....

When I first started researching what the definitions of intelligent design were, I found it very funny. I laughed out loud. That people would really believe such an intellectually simplistic "house of cards" counterargument was amusing.

Then, the more that I researched, and the more that I saw them weaving in scientific experts in an effort to "legitimize" this position, I became appalled.

JD Curtis said...

By what demarcation is Intelligent Design disallowed as a scientific theory?

Gandolf said...

"By what demarcation is Intelligent Design disallowed as a scientific theory?"

Here in NZ we have a kiwi bird complete with its worthless set of little wings that it dont ever even use because it doesnt ever fly.And the Dodo bird after awhile became very dead dead never to be seen ever again,it didnt have wings and was stupidly brainless to top it all off.

How are these things supposed to be classed honestly as such intelligent design.

tinkbell13 said...

@ JD Curtis- Perhaps you may want to research what the Supreme Court of The United States found in examining that exact question that you are pondering, or the "demarcation" of the problem.

They are the most qualified to provide you with that. If you have problems, here is the link of the ACLU's finding on this, considering the outcome of Dover Pennsylvania. There is also a great documentary of Nova Online if you feel the need to understand how this issue was even brought to their attention. Here is the link:

http://www.aclu.org/religion-belief/aclu-hails-historic-ruling-dover-pennsylvania-intelligent-design-case

If the Supreme Court is not an authority, I do not know what is.

Hmmm... the use of the word commonsense being the most telling. Interesting, something else that relies on personal subjectivity.

Makarios said...

Wow, an argument from authority."

Ya, cause you'd rather hear what my cousin Larry has to say on the subject?