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(Permalink) Posted: April 11 2007,06:59   

kairosfocus quoting Dan Peterson  
If one defines the universe as consisting only of material forces, there is no intelligent designer and hence there can be no intelligent design. Materialism thus rules ID out of bounds, and holds it to be false, by definition.

Nonsense. Science studies intelligent designers all the time. There are entire fields of study, such as archaeology and forensics, dedicated to such studies. What science can't study is an Intelligent Designer defined in such a way as to be beyond the reach of empiricism. Contrary to the claims of the Intelligent Design Movement, there is simply no scientific evidence to support the assertion of an Intelligent Designer as an explanation of biological patterns.

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