Intelligent Design is not Science

2012-06-07 08:28

Cause for debate

A very different closeness of Science to the Gods has evoked quite a bit of debate on News24, most recently when one Sean the Sheep started publishing a number of his beliefs, borrowed from the Discovery Institute in a series of articles. Although the content of these articles were presented as being science, the title betrayed the religious motivations behind the writing.

Heinz Oldewage subsequently published a piece in News24Voices called “Science vs. Faith? Really?” in which he proposes that “it’s neither necessary nor fair to argue that the worlds of science and faith are in conflict. I think it is far more sensible to say they complement each other.”

It is hard to throw these beliefs out to the court of public opinion, as these writers both noticed from debates that followed. As a casual observer I found it really strange that there seems to be a great controversy around this apparent divide between Science and Religion. It is almost as if someone has Driven A Wedge in between the two!

Enters the Discovery Institute

This document has come to be known as “The Wedge Document” and has been widely discussed.

Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.

In Conclusion

Intelligent Design, while it may very well be true that we were created by God, a proposition on which I will take no position here, is not science, but a form of religion.

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