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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2007,20:50   

Scott,

I’ll give you credit for one thing; you state the IDist position more accurately/honestly than the DI does. Attempting to sound scientific, the DI states their claim as:

“…certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause …”

But, as has already been said in other comments here, IDists show no interest in actually explaining anything. They eschew the need for a “mechanistic” model or story. As you appear to recognize, their position, in practice, is different from what they state. I would state their position as:

“ .. certain features of the universe and of living things justify belief in the existence of an intelligent cause …”

And that’s not too different from your “hypothesis.”

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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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