Joined: Oct. 2006
I think this question, posed by WAD, was supposed to be a breaking ball, but it didn't break, and instead hung right over the plate:
|Is it that ID proponents donít understand evolution or that we understand it well enough and think itís bogus?|
I, for one, have never read or heard an account of evolutionary mechanisms, offered by advocates of ID, that accurately presented the many facets of contemporary evolutionary theory and the evidence that supports it. †Never.
So the question should be, Do the distorted, straw-accounts of evolutionary theory and the evidence that supports it presented by ID theorists reflect misunderstanding, or deliberate distortion and dishonesty?
Of course, the answser varies. Most of the idiots commenting at UD clearly don't, in fact, have (or want) a clue vis genuine evolutionary biology or its implications.
Others (WAD, Meyers, Wells) almost certainly understand evolutionary theory, and instead embark on a program of deliberate distortion.
Myth: Something that never was true, and always will be.
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