Joined: Aug. 2006
|I am only interested in your scientific version of ID.|
If you told somebody at a party that you supported ID and you wanted to sate their curiosity then how would you make a simple, concise scientific argument for ID in sixty seconds/two minutes/ whatever?
What Advocationist gave me in reply was...
|The theory of ID states that certain features of biological organisms and of the universe are best explained as being the result of intelligent design.|
Advocationist, I'm not sure that we understand each other. Allow me to rephrase my request.
I am not interested in the "theory" of ID as it is described in some book somewhere. If I wanted to know what " The theory of ID states..." then I could just look it up on the Internet and deal with the competing versions out there.
I am interested in your scientific argument for ID.
Your understanding of ID.
Advocationist's personal (in her own words and thought processes) understanding of a scientific argument for ID.
If you want to borrow definitions and terms from other sources to help you phrase your thoughts, by all means go ahead. If you want to hitch your wagon to some classic argument for ID, then by all means do so. But attach yourself to such an argument because you FULLY UNDERSTAND it and LIKE it and AGREE with it.
Be prepared to defend it. No wriggling around.
No abandoning ship if and when people point out potential flaws in your version (adopted or otherwise) of a scientific argument for ID.
Oh, and when I asked you to pretend you were at a party and making an argument for ID, I was (foolishly?) hoping for a little substance in your opening statement.
Instead I get a brusque one-liner that could fit on a fortune cookie.
Something of a letdown.
How about fleshing out your argument a little?
Perhaps a brief mention on the mechanics of the ID theory?
Maybe you could show how ID could be falsified?
Or a layman's example of how ID works in the real world?
Just suggestions, of course.
It's your argument, so you get to decide how to present it.
Yet if anybody was going to make a scientific argument about any Theory at all (Plate Tectonics, Germ Theory, etc) then they would probably start there.
Just a couple of paragraphs written in clear, easy-to-follow terms that you would perhaps use at a party somewhere.
Your scientific argument for ID, please.