As many of you will know, I think the intelligent design approach ot origins has merit, since it attempts to bring to light the weaknesses of an undirected, random Darwinism. You may also know that I’ve been saying for years how easy it will be for those who promote the theory of ancient alien astronauts being the creators of life on earth to usurp the arguments and approach of the intelligent design effort. Now (thankfully) a mainstream scientist who is a Christian has expressed the same concern — and even made it funny!
I recommend that you all read the short article at this link, and then watch the video at its end. Well worth the read and the view. For those who just want the video, it’s embedded below.
The canard that ID is a “God of the gaps” argument just isn’t true. ID intentionally created this loop hole to divorce itself from the religious claims of creationism. They aren’t “cheating” the peer review process they are being systemically discriminated against by the largely atheistic bias of their peers.
ID could also be appropriated by Hindus or Muslims i.e. “brahmandidit” or “allahdidit” but
does that make the design inference unscientific? ID simply isn’t addressing the question of who the designer is.
I wonder why the proponents of “chancedidit” get the benefit of a doubt when the known laws of science like entropy and bio-genesis are so against them.
Why is naturalism the default position? Starting with an assumption of a supernatural God did not inhibit Newton or Copernicus. In fact, a design inference is what inspired their search for laws and order in the universe!
@Cris Putnam: These are good points; my only interest is that I do believe it would be quite easy for “aliens did it” to steal basically every ID arguments. Time will tell if they will want to do that — and as I have posted earlier on this blog, some Christians (to maintain the appearance of theological neutrality) are already saying the ETs could be designers.
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Life on earth is the result of the action of scientists coming from an other planet…This is the only possibility! So, we could understand at last the origin of the old books relating th presence of aliens among ours ancestors.
I just love the either-or fallacy.
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