Joined: Oct. 2006
|Quote (J-Dog @ April 16 2007,22:01)|
|I came for the learning, stayed for the fun!|
Me too. I’ve always had a broad range of interests, and this whole ID/Creationism issue touches many of them: politics, religion, science, math, history, and, sometimes, engineering. It’s great fun to hear from learned people from all of these fields with all of their colorful personalities.
As an engineer, I have found that the best way I can contribute to the debate is by countering the misrepresentations the ID/C folks make about the relevance of engineering to ID. Comparisons between engineering and ID actually undermine the ID position.
Engineers and scientists are natural (pun intended) allies in this debate. My appreciation of this began when I read the excellent article “A Philosophical Premise of 'Naturalism'?” by Mark Isaak.
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