Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Leave a Message?

When proponents of Intelligent Design call on the analogical phone to evolutionists, evolutionists can't seem to answer. They simply can't defend the Theory of Evolution satisfactorily in light of the problems presented by Intelligent Design. Irreducible complexity? Evolutionists can't do anything with that. The idea that something could not have evolved upwardly and progressively more complex because it had to be completely as it presently is immediately poses a so-far seemingly unsolvable conundrum for evolutionists. The same goes for the fact that the earth is not a random planet, but The Privileged Planet.

So, since the evolutionists can't answer, what do they do? Rather than conceding defeat and humbly admitting that they were wrong and there must be a God ("God forbid it," I'd bet they'd say.), they simply don't answer. Instead, they attack Intelligent Design childishly, usually in one of a few ways.

1.) "Intelligent Design is bad science."
You know what's bad science? Teaching something as fact that is really an unproven, even disproven hypothesis--not even a theory in reality! You know what's bad science? Ignoring and rejecting evidence that disproves your hypothesis so that you can continue teaching your propaganda as fact. You know what's bad science? Teaching a "theory," but not allowing any other theories in the discussion.

2.) "Intelligent Design belongs in a philosophy or religion class."
I fail to see how disproving and questioning a theory that is in science class belongs in the philosophy room. If anything, it is Evolution that belongs in the philosophy or religion class, because it is built on more faith and unbacked speculation than Intelligent Design is.

3.) "Teaching Intelligent Design in schools would be a violation of the separation between church and state."
I am not exactly sure how saying that "logically, there must have been an Intelligent Designer," is an establishment of religion. There have been thousands of god-belief systems over history, many still intact today, including the apathetic beliefs in some sort of creator and the beliefs in "personal relationships" with "personal gods." I have seen some statistics that say that up to ninety percent of Americans believe in God.
You see, teaching Intelligent Design would be neither exclusive nor polarizing. Students could still believe Evolution did it all, even if Evolution was pushed out of the science classroom or shown to be foolish when standing alongside Intelligent Design. After all, that's what theists are forced to do right now: believe (in their case in the truth) despite what the science teacher is telling them.

Until the majority of people see that these three claims of evolutionists are totally off-base, I guess we'll just have to keep "leaving messages" and trying to work outside of the school system and public square.

~ Kingdom Advancer

P.S. For Christmas, I got The Privileged Planet and Unlocking the Mystery of Life on DVD. You'll have to wait and see whether I have stuff to tell you about it after I watch it.


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This post can also be found on the blog Beginnings... which Kingdom Advancer contributes to.

2 comments:

Kingdom Advancer said...

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Caleb said...

Great book. I read it in my Natural Science class when I was at Oklahoma Baptist University.

Thanks for the comment on my blog!