Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Darwin and Intelligent Design

From The Atlantic:
The ferocity of the debate makes it difficult to remember that, at one point not so long ago in geological time, religion and science weren't all that distinct. In the late 1600s and early 1700s, intelligent design — the belief that you could find God's hand by examining creation — was seen as a way to glorify both God and the ordered laws of physics revealed by Newton....

Intelligent design wasn't something invented after Darwin to oppose him; rather, it was the context for, and a building block of, his work. Intelligent design, then, is not some sort of anti-science, know-nothing idiocy. It's an important part of the history of science, and a necessary link in the development of Darwin's elegant theory of evolution. If birds are dinosaurs, Bill Nye is an intelligent design theologian. (Read more.)

1 comment:

PV said...

The complexity and beauty of our world cannot be the product of mere chance. It can be demonstrated mathematically. Actually it was demonstrated mathematically.
The problem is that many scientists cling to the idea of evolution (without God). Check this article:
The conclusion is simply ridiculous:
"Evolution is cleverer than you are." :-)). So now chance is clever!