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    Filed at 4:44 pm under by dcobranchi

    since I posted anything on ID. Just so y’all don’t go into withdrawal, I want to highlight this terrific essay by Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ). Holt was a scientist before going into politics, and he knows his stuff. The last third of the essay gets into politics a bit too much, but the first 2/3 are primo. (via The Panda’s Thumb)

    6 Responses to “IT’S BEEN A FEW DAYS”


    Comment by
    Bob
    September 9th, 2005
    at 9:56 pm

    Well, I disagree, as do many scientists whose credentials surpass this partisan democrat, who just so happens to be a supporter of SETI. Perhaps ID conflicts with Holt’s religious persuasion?

    Anyway, here’s what ID is for those who are curious:

    1. What is the theory of intelligent design?
    The scientific theory of intelligent design holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection. Note: Intelligent design theory does NOT claim that science can determine the identity of the intelligent cause. Nor does it claim that the intelligent cause must be a “divine being” or a “higher power” or an “all-powerful force.” All it proposes is that science can identify whether certain features of the natural world are the products of intelligence.


    Comment by
    Daryl
    September 9th, 2005
    at 10:19 pm

    Nice lie. The Discovery Institute has been outed. It was founded with the explicit purpose of pushing Christianity. Science never has had anything to do with it.


    Comment by
    Daryl
    September 9th, 2005
    at 10:21 pm

    And Holt holds a Ph.D. in physics. I’m betting his credentials probably top yours.


    Comment by
    Daryl
    September 9th, 2005
    at 10:34 pm

    as do many scientists whose credentials surpass this partisan democrat

    Final questions–

    1) How many Steve’s?
    2) Why do you think it’s relevant that he’s a Democrat? Surely you’re not implying that ID is a partisan issue? I thought it was all about the science. *snort*


    Comment by
    Roy W. Wright
    September 11th, 2005
    at 2:12 am

    Okay, I’m confused. Or someone is. Isn’t the idea/hypothesis of ID basically: “Sure, man evolved from apes, etc., but it wasn’t a random process” ?


    Comment by
    Roy W. Wright
    September 11th, 2005
    at 2:16 am

    Another point of confusion: Daryl, do you or don’t you believe that humans came to exist because some being wanted them to exist?