The false debate over ‘intelligent’ design

I am critical of ID and its websites (the two here Uncommon Descent and Evolution News) but they often as here find interesting articles. And their critiques are often good but the whole game is biased by theological issues, and becomes erroneous. The idea of ‘intelligent’ design is one I can accept. With quotes around … Continue reading  The false debate over ‘intelligent’ design

  Ironies of ‘intelligent’ design terminology

++We can reiterate our point from yesterday’s post: The debate over design and ‘intelligent design is almost intractable but a strange irony lurks in the debate: If we are wary of the term ‘intelligent’ we can use the idea of ‘intelligent’ (in quotation marks) design but then we can’t use the false evidence of theistic … Continue reading   Ironies of ‘intelligent’ design terminology

history and design inference…//The Success of Mathematics in Advancing Intelligent Design: A Guide to Reading Jason Rosenhouse – Bill Dembski

This is a fascinating essay addressing the Rosenhouse attack on Dembski. Although I do not reject out of hand the issues of design inference, in fact taking them in a slightly different way without the mathematics, I might caution design theorists of the stakes involved: the religious right given license for design arguments would in … Continue reading history and design inference…//The Success of Mathematics in Advancing Intelligent Design: A Guide to Reading Jason Rosenhouse – Bill Dembski

The ID group has wrecked the idea of ‘intelligent design’…The Old Testament is not evidence of intelligent design by god..//Is the universe fine-tuned for life and mind? 

The ID group has a considerable website and have created a good critique of Darwinism, but they should have left it at that. The attempt to inject intelligent design into the debate has confused t he issue as badly as Darwinism and created a false hybrid of bad theology, bad history, and biblical confusion. To … Continue reading The ID group has wrecked the idea of ‘intelligent design’…The Old Testament is not evidence of intelligent design by god..//Is the universe fine-tuned for life and mind? 

 The irony that ‘intelligent design’ works with ‘nature’ but not for the Old Testament…

We have discussed ‘design’ here many times, and ‘intelligent’ design with some cautions. Biologists are often critical of design where in reality it is entirely naturalistic. You use the term ‘intelligetn’ but you can’t point to an agent for the term: design ‘looks’ intelligent metaphorically but has no theistic implications. They protest too much. The … Continue reading  The irony that ‘intelligent design’ works with ‘nature’ but not for the Old Testament…

 ID gang goes into verbiage overdrive on the nasty intelligently designed COVID-19 virus…

Fancy that, the ID gang (right word) has to go into verbiage overdrive when discussing the ‘design’ of the COVID-19 virus The ID movement has always suffered the ambiguity of ‘design’: we have critiqued darwinism, but that doesn’t mean we adopt any theological implications of design/ We have always p… Source: The limits of the … Continue reading  ID gang goes into verbiage overdrive on the nasty intelligently designed COVID-19 virus…

Design in world history, the left’s blindness on Darwin…//The Silence of the Evolutionary Biologists | Evolution News

Another in a series by Dembski as Evo-News. As noted many times here, the left has gotten stuck in Darwinism and is unable to get unstuck. But the critique of Darwinism at such sites as EvoNews has crept on the Darwin fanatics. These sites are bastions of the conservative right but with ID they have … Continue reading Design in world history, the left’s blindness on Darwin…//The Silence of the Evolutionary Biologists | Evolution News