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Futile [Dec. 13th, 2006|01:49 pm]
Tony Grist
I've been on a message board where Darwinists and Creationists were slugging it out. Ouch, ouch, ouch!

Such dogmatism- on both sides.  But, as one of the posters pointed out, Darwinism is a scientific theory and Intelligent Design is a philosophical theory. They belong in different disciplines. 

It's as if one team turned up for the match in football strip and the other team in cricket whites.
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[User Picture]From: pickwick
2006-12-13 06:57 pm (UTC)
As someone else pointed out, they're using completely definitions of the word "theory". I suppose they're both trying to impose their own definition on the other, but the Creationists seem to be incapable of realising that a scientific "theory" is different, and that just because something says it's a theory that does not mean that there's no more evidence for it than for Creationism. Kind of the reverse, in fact.

I never understood the Watchmaker theory, really - it just seemed to me to move the questions back a step. ("So what created the creator?") Just another Turtles all the way down thing.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-12-14 11:20 am (UTC)
No theory- scientific or religious or philosophical can cope with the ultimate questions- like "what existed before the universe did?" Maybe such questions are meaningless.
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