Tuesday, August 02, 2005

President Bush and Intelligent Design

Today President Bush, during an interview, expressed an opinion that the existence of the body of thought known as “intelligent design” should be made known to students who are being taught the theory of evolution known as Darwinism. As you know, I am intrigued by intelligent design and have come to believe that Darwinism has failed as an explanation for the complexities of life; and therefore I am quite happy and excited about this.
I have two posts on my weblog on Darwinism you may wish to review.

Notice that President Bush did not say that intelligent design should be taught as a competing scientific theory. Since intelligent design involves the existence of a Supreme Being or natural law, when questions of the origin of life and of new species are involved, it can never be a provable, competing theory to evolution. Notice also that intelligent design is not creationism, although this will be widely stated when the left tries to ridicule the President’s statement.

Already he is being widely misquoted in the mainstream press, partly because they love to play “gotcha”, and partly because any mention of intelligent design is considered politically incorrect in some circles. I have considerable personal experience with this form of fascism.

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At 9:47 AM, Anonymous steve said...

Basically, Intelligent design IS another name for Creationism. It is more complex obviously, but both involve Creation by a Higher power. Splitting hairs over the name of this is missing the main arguement in the Creation vs Evolution discussion.

At 11:06 AM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

Yes, but Creationism, to me, implies the belief that the world is only 4000 years old, etc.

At 11:58 AM, Anonymous steve said...

That's your interpretation. I think the BIBLE says 4k years...not necessarily creationism. Only closed minded hardcore religious people can possibly believe human beings existed for ONLY 4k years. There is way too much solid evidence that it's much older. IF creationism is the correct beginning (which I believe), it certainly occurred many many thousands of years ago, not 4000.

At 7:12 AM, Blogger Theodora Lee said...

If you're basing your evidences on 'science', then one can hardly believe you. Afterall, do you really think science, which was founded by humans, is perfect?


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