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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 15 2006,20:04   

Freelurker, do you have any insight into why many IDers are engineers?

For me, thinking like an engineer leads me to be critical of the ID position. ID doesn't have any distinctive models. I can't imagine doing engineering without models: domain models, design models, process models. Where I work, we're always asking/deciding "What does what to what?" ID foreswears this question.

Also, engineers, in general, work under an imperative to do work that produces practical, useful results. I speculate that this imperative is, in general, even stronger in engineering work than it is in scientific work. The ID folks are currently celebrating decades of history while still not offering any models at all, let alone superior models.

Invoking intelligent design in science is like invoking gremlins in engineering. [after Mark Isaak.]
All models are wrong, some models are useful. - George E. P. Box

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