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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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From: frsimon
2006-12-14 12:10 pm (UTC)
Nobody denies there is 'more to find out'. Indeed, a hallmark of a good scientific theory is openness to future discovery.

But, to be honest, I think the heated propounding of evolution issues from (understandable) exasperation. You'd probably see something similar from physicists if a well-founded group started agitating against relativity.

I exempt the fool Dawkins from this empathy.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-12-14 09:40 pm (UTC)
Ah, Dawkins....

I'm thinking I should perhaps read his book. My feeling is he undermines his position by his stridency, but I've only read him in excerpts and seem him on the telly.
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