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To: cornelis
The goal of science is to increase our understanding of the natural world, and there is not a single phenomenon that we understand better today or are likely to understand better in the future through the efforts of ID theorists.

If it turns out life is designed rather than come about via a series of impossible coincidences, I'd say ID has increased the understanding of nature quite a bit.

Or if design was involved in the occurrence of biodiversity rather all being explained by random genomic changes fixed by natural selection, that would be another big benefit of ID.

ID does not reject evolution. It rejects pointlessness.

3 posted on 02/09/2010 3:20:30 PM PST by Tribune7 (Obama Is An Obstructionist)
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To: Tribune7
How does one, scientifically, determine the difference between a random occurrence that was a coincidence and a random occurrence that was directed by God? Obviously one cannot. And random is in no way synonymous for ‘out of God's control’ or ‘not directed by God’. Not, that is, if you believe the Bible.

Prov 16:33 The dice are cast into the lap, but every result is from the Lord.

23 posted on 02/09/2010 4:05:12 PM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Tribune7
ID does not reject evolution. It rejects pointlessness.

I agree with you...most YEC...uhm...types...would not.

42 posted on 02/09/2010 5:37:16 PM PST by NucSubs ( Cognitive dissonance: Conflict or anxiety resulting from inconsistency between beliefs and actions)
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