Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The Cunning Contentlessness of Intelligent Design

One problem with Intelligent Design is that it doesn't posit any hypotheses of its own, beyond the claim that the universe was intelligently designed. As George Gilder, a long-time affiliate of the (pro-Intelligent Design) Discovery Institute, has said: "Intelligent design itself does not have any content."

Lacking content, Intelligent Design is impossible to refute. Cunning, that.

Daniel C. Dennett explains the approach in detail in:Edge: SHOW ME THE SCIENCE by Daniel C. Dennett

Read Claude de Bigny's take on religious faith and evolution here.

Update: The Case of the Female Orgasm and Intelligent Design

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