Thursday, March 25, 2010

"How to Be An Anti-Intelligent Design Advocate" has been published

My article, "How to Be An Anti-Intelligent Design Advocate," has just been published in the University of St. Thomas Journal of Law & Public Policy 4.1 (2010).  You can download it from my website here.

The entire issue--which is devoted to the ID controversy--may be found here.

1 comment:

DU said...

Are you "anti-intelligent" or just simply anti-ID, since you are certainly a design advocate? :o)

That's not my real question. You believe in an old earth theory based on scientific evidence. You also believe that God created out of nothing. Why then can you not have both young and old together?

If God did create in one day a 150 year old tree. It would be one day old in one sense and 150 in light of the number of rings. This seems such a simple potential answer. I don't see why this wouldn't apply to a star that measures 150 billion years old but was created only 10,000 years ago. What's the difference?

Secondly, no one on either side disagrees as to how a species evolves to lose it's eyes (micro-evolution). Yet, you seem to flow easily from that to dinosaurs turning into birds, or plasma turning into a single cell organism, if just enough time is allowed.

The real issue is whether man was evolved from a lower species or created as man from nothing. This has always been the real issue and I don't think you are talking about it. It appears to me that you are attempting to distance yourself from young earth creationists and those aspects of ID that are incorporated by them.