Today's Debate inside the Scientific Community
Darwinist: I.D. isn’t science. And if it’s not science, it isn’t true.
I.D. Proponent: Isn’t science the quest for truth about life and the universe?
Darwinist: Only if that quest is done within a materialist framework.
I.D. Proponent: But what if that quests needs to go OUTSIDE the materialist framework?
Darwinist: Then it’s not science. And thus, it's not true.
Let’s take this debate into the private sector…
Employee: Boss, I have a great idea. Instead of using typewriters, why don’t we start using computers? Computers are a lot faster and better.In the private sector, that boss would never survive. How much longer can Darwinism survive?
Boss: Do computers use a mechanical process?
Employee: Well, yes – but what makes them better is their use of information technology.
Boss: We can’t use information technology.
Employee: Why not?
Boss: Because it’s outside the realm of mechanics. We decided a long time ago that work – by definition – can only be a mechanical process. Information theory (or any form of “mind”) must be ruled out.
Employee: Um, but computers are a lot better than typewriters! With computers, we can do twice as much work in half the time!
Boss: Sorry, get back to your typewriter.
**UPDATE, DEC. 3, 2009**
This entry has been cross-posted by Denyse O'Leary with commentary here and here.