Thursday, January 24, 2008

Intelligent Design is Worthless

From Jason Rosenhouse's excellent EvolutionBlog, O'Leary Proves that ID is Worthless to Scientists:

ID is a complete dead-end scientifically. It just sits there and does nothing. For scientists this an even greater defect than being wrong. An incorrect perspective might still lead you to something useful and interesting, even if just the discovery that our perspective needs to be changed. ID doesn't even do that.

That is the concluding paragraph, but the entire posting is interesting, so click on over if you are so inclined... and the comments over there are fun, too!


Anonymous said...

SEATTLE — Another 100 scientists have joined the ranks of scientists from around the world publicly stating their doubts about the adequacy of Darwin's theory of evolution.

"Darwinism is a trivial idea that has been elevated to the status of the scientific theory that governs modern biology," says dissent list signer Dr. Michael Egnor. Egnor is a professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics at State University of New York, Stony Brook and an award-winning brain surgeon named one of New York's best doctors by New York Magazine.

Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture today announced that over 700 scientists from around the world have now signed a statement expressing their skepticism about the contemporary theory of Darwinian evolution.

"More scientists than ever before are now standing up and saying that it is time to rethink Darwin's theory of evolution in light of new scientific evidence that shows the theory is inadequate," said John West, associate director of the Center for Science & Culture.

csm said...

Blah, blah, blah... my podiatrist doesn't understand rocket science either, so if he doubts the work of NASA I don't particularly care.