Monday, September 26, 2005

ID on trial

The issue of teaching ID in schools is going to court in Dover, PA. The NYT has an article on the issue that is well worth reading.

Intelligent Design is not, in any way, a science and has no business being presented in a science classroom. The hallmark of a science is that it makes definite, testable claims about observations that have not yet been made. For some field to be a science there must be some observations, that have not yet been made, and which have at least two outcomes, one of which is consistent with the theory and one of which is inconsistent. Intelligent Design is generally structured to be so vague that it is not possible to make predictions that can be tested. To the extent that it has made testable predictions they have failed. This is not a science.

Check out the following links to read more about ID and evolution

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