Joined: Jan. 2006
Ahh it looks like Dembscot has had enough of one of the voices of reason:
|I am not sure how many times I have heard critiques of Popper and the notion of falsification being a criterion of science here (in defense of ID) but enough that I am sure you are aware of them. At any rate bold statements like “Darwinian evolution is the biggest hoax in the history of biology” are hard to back up when only a statistically insignificant people in relevant fields hold such a view. That doesn’t mean that the statement is wrong, just that it is hard to say with such certainty.|
I have read Dembski, Behe, and Gould as well and I am not sure how anyone can be justifiably dogmatic at either end of this question. The dogmatists at both ends give disproportionate weight to some evidence and unduly discount other peices of evidence.
Comment by ftrp11 — January 26, 2006 @ 32 pm
The hoax hyperbole was meant to be rhetorical.
Try to focus on what Popper said about the addition to ad hoc hypotheses to theories that began their life as authentically scientific.
If you dare. If you don’t dare then I’m going to invite you to leave the premises.
Comment by DaveScot — January 26, 2006 @ 3:32 pm
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