Joined: April 2006
|If you want to impress us, start listening and addressing the criticisms.|
Where have you been? I have been doing just that. How about you? Do you ever do that? What more do you want me to do? (Agree that you are right ... I know, I know ... but you'll have to earn that if that's what you want.) What we have here, Aftershave, is a big problem in science today and many scientists are either too proud, or too blind, or too afraid to lose their jobs or their friends, or whatever to do anything about it themselves. Denton and Behe are quite clear on this issue and I think this explains why they have taken the unusual step of presenting their information to the non-professionals like me.
You know, in families sometimes the dad shirks his responsibilities as a dad and so the mom takes over. She's not as good at being a dad as he is (just like I'm not as well trained in logic, geology, etc., etc.). But she has to jump in there and take over or the family would be in trouble.
This is exactly what I see in this one critical area of science today, i.e. the area of Origins and the Nature of Mankind and the issue of God. Science should not be claiming that they have disproved the existence of God because they have not. Science should not be implying to our children that they are glorified animals, because there is no proof. Science should not be telling the theologians that God is dead or irrelevant, because they have no basis for claiming that and they arrogantly claim that they do. And so on ... you get the idea. So if science is going to behave irresponsibly, then who else but non-scientists are going to have to jump in and "blow the whistle" ??
This is exactly what you see going on right now on multiple fronts and it is exactly the reason we hear so much about "concerned scientists."
Now we laymen are reasonable people and we will forgive scientists if they admit their errors and fix them, but if all we ever get is stonewalling and "you're not even fit to make an argument" and "you're just a religious nut", you can be sure that the people will do everything in their power to rise up and fix it themselves.
And believe me, we laymen can do a lot. I may not get professional scientists to listen to me, but as you and I both know, all we need is a political majority and we win. Not to say that I'm just about politics. I am about Truth and Fairness, but I am also about winning and using every political tool in my toolbox to make sure we have Truth and Fairness in the science establishment in this country.
A lot hinges on this, too. What people think about origins and the nature of mankind is VITALLY important to law and society. This is why you see me being so passionate about this issue.
A DILEMMA FOR THE COMMITTED NATURALIST
A Hi-tech alien spaceship lands on earth ... DESIGNED.
A Hi-tech alien rotary motor found in a cell ... NOT DESIGNED.