Proponents of Intelligent Design Theory say that their’s
is a scientific theory and that ID is not about religion or creationism.
Here are some sample statements by proponents of ID that suggest
is right, then life develops all on its own and God
is out of a job. Do you want God to be out of a job?” (Lee Strobel,
in: The Atlantic Monthly, May 2005, p.75 as cited by Henry Levy
in “On America”)
“Yet recent developments in the
information sciences and within biology itself now imply the need
to rehabilitate this lost way of knowing [the presence of mind].
As we do so, we may find that we have also restored some of the
intellectual underpinning of traditional Western metaphysics and
theistic belief.” (Stephen C. Meyer, Directory of the Discovery
Institute; in: DNA and other designs, First Things
102 (April 2000): 30-38.)
"The view that all aspects
of reality can be reduced to matter and its various particles
is, to my mind, as much a metaphysical position as the
view that an organizing intelligence created and controls reality."
(A quote from the 14th Dalai Lama)
of faith about creation is radically opposed to the theories
of materialistic philosophy," (a quote from John Paul II),
(both quotes in: New York Times, For the Anti-Evolutionists,
Hope in High Places, By GEORGE JOHNSON, Published:
October 2, 2005
“It is the specific claim made
by neo-Darwinism […that evolution is driven by natural selection
acting on random mutations, unpredictable and purposeless process
that “has no discernible direction or goal, including survival
of a species”…] that intelligent design theory directly challenges.”
, Top Questions; http://www.discovery.org/csc/topQuestions.php
just that it’s on the road to where we want to see the system
end up—on the road to a distant target. That, of course,
is intelligent direction.” (Michael Behe, Professor of Biology,
; Discovery Institute Fellow) http://www.trueorigin.org/behe05.asp
(see Lehigh Dept. Biology position
is quite simply irrelevant. So is the fossil record.” (Michael
Behe, in Molecular Machines, Cosmic Pursuit, 1998)
Best yet; go watch Expelled, the pro ID movie/documentary by Ben Stein, because:
- Ben Stein's docudrama is the best proof yet that intelligent design proponents are all about religion.
- it is a heavy-handed comparison between scientists and totalitarian regimes suppressing dissent and "killing the weak" as inspired by Darwinisms.
- it shows leading evolutionary biologists bashing religion insinuating that teaching Darwin's Theory of Evolution has the goal of eliminating religion (by oppressing the work of intelligent design scientists).
- demonstrates that the movie is not about the science of evolution, but the metaphysical and social implications of Darwins theory or in the words of Ben Stein “Neo-Darwinian Materialist Theory”
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