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If the universe had a beginning as science now believes, the conditions that give rise to intelligence through evolution must have existed prior to the universe, if only in potential. But those opposed to intelligent design being taught in schools argue (irrationally) that intelligence is necessarily limited to the material universe of space and time; that intelligence doesn’t exist if it didn’t evolve in space and time. Theirs is a philosophical position that is a decidedly unscientific. In fact, to use Charles Krauthammer’s words, it “violates the most basic requirement of anything pretending to be science — that it be empirically disprovable.” The problem is, the observer cannot be the thing observed; evaluation demands some degree of transcendence of, or separation from, the thing which is evaluated. If it’s proven that human observation is independent of the universe, materialism is an incomplete theory; if it is a complete theory, mechanism, probabilities and the like is all there is and the observer is nothing more than an illusion.p>My question is this: do opponents to intelligent design get dizzy from going in circles? br> — Merlin Bird /p>
I have always found it fascinating that strict evolutionists consistently deny the intellect of God while simultaneously elevating their own intellect to near God-like levels. Given the time and the will, (and our tax dollars) there’s nothing these scientists can’t do (or, at least that’s what they’d like us to believe), and it’s all, of course, for the good of mankind!p>In that vein, consider Wilson’s quote about Darwin’s rejection of Christianity: “[Darwin’s] shedding of blind faith gave him the intellectual fearlessness to explore human evolution wherever logic and evidence took him.” It’s a very creepy statement. Once God is removed from the equation of moral behavior and legitimate scientific discourse, there’s truly no limit to the potential “achievements” of the “intellectually fearless”. br> — Gavin Valle
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?