“Very few religious skeptics have been made more open to religious belief because of ID arguments.”
Really? Maybe in the scientific community, but there are thousands of people who find faith in Christianity and therefore believe in ID. I don’t think the scientific community is the arbitor of truth. There are many that do good work, but just look at the so called fear mongers in the GW movement. I will keep my faith in what the good book says.
Faith in fundamentalist Christianity.
“but there are thousands of people who find faith in Christianity and therefore believe in ID.”
Whoa there, hoss. I’m not for evolution or this new ID thing. Everything I’ve read, ID goes to a lot of trouble at explaining the how. How I got where I am is not that important to me. Whether some Bible thing is literal and the universe is 12 years old or it’s figurative and it’s as old as our national debt is large, makes no difference to me. Who put me here and why is another ordeal altogether.
Y’all can give yourselves aneurysms about all this junk and when you’re done you’ll have called each other all kinds of heretic about something that couldn’t even change my wife’s choice of which dress to wear to a wedding; and my wife changes her opinions on dresses by the second.
So knock yourselves out. As it says in Mathew 25, when you’re done and the Good Lord splits us apart and says, “Y’all did good,” I don’t recall signing on to ID as being a part of that checklist. When he says, “Sucks to be you,” I’m pretty sure not believing in ID wasn’t on that list either. But hey, who needs the Good Lord to tell us what’s important when we have internet theologians.
Go at it, folks. It won’t make a bit of difference.
Too many people on both sides of the issue don’t understand that cosmology, evolutionary biology, paleontology should never be considered arbiters of metaphysical truth. These sciences are a process, not a conclusion.
If they’re honest, the best they can do it give us “Our our best educated guess given the current state of knowledge in this field happens to be...”