Friday, July 6, 2007

Intelligent design

This will be brief, because I'm already in a bad mood about ID and typing puts me in a worse mood (can't wait to get the splint off).

So, in the interest of not typing a lot and making myself even angrier (my husband will appreciate it), I will propose a thought and trust you, my fine readers, to make the logical conclusions and connections. Observe:

The Scientific Method:
Observation/Research
Hypothesis
Prediction
Experimentation
Conclusion

The scientific method is...well, scientific and is the basis for all empirical research and scientific theories, like you know...evolution. Compare that to...

Intelligent Design:
God did it.
In six days.
Then he was quite tired, so he took a rest.
This all happened 6,000 years ago.


Consider how those two concepts clash. Discuss.

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3 comments:

James W. said...

You've been tagged!

Russ said...

Hi Katie,

Is this paper in your area?

http://www.roanoke.com/editorials/commentary/wb/wb/xp-124763

I thought you might find it interesting. The link above is in response to this editorial in the LA Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-barash5jul05,0,4857771.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail

I liked your post, but haven't gotten around to commenting. I'm looking forward to your next output.

Russ said...

Hi again, Katie,

Over at Pharyngula, PZ Myers has found and commented on the same article and response. He's got some wit and his comments are worth reading.

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2007/07/how_to_recognize_a_troglodyte.php#more

I hope life is good for you and the big guy.