To say creation is by 'Intelligent Design' is to put an end to questioning. It is the conclusion of one brand of human logic. It is the answer to the only question a fundamentalist cares to ask. Once this conclusion is drawn, inquiry is ended and nothing further needs to be discovered, discussed or explained. For those who put faith in this brand of logic, 'Intelligent Design' is an 'exhaustive' summary of the truth and meaning of science.I happen to believe that an 'Intelligence' (God) created the universe and that it is 'well designed' (good). That, however, is a conclusion drawn by faith. It has nothing to do with the political wedge issue concocted by right-wing Christians in an attempt to force public schools to teach their brand of religion as science.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
While wrestling with a persistent advocate of 'Intelligent Design' at a forum on Evolution and Creation, it occured to me that the mental mechanism of this idea is similar to that of inerrancy. It closes the mind and puts an end to inquiry. To modify a statement that I quoted in the previous blog:
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