posted on Oct, 20 2005 @ 12:50 PM
Originally posted by riley
The point scientists are making is that there is NO evidence of an intelligent designer. ID has frequently been promoted in direct opposition to
evolution theory.. which leads me to think that their belief is that mutations in species a caused by this unseen intelligence and not natural
selection. There are many unanswered questions regarding evolution.. but there are also many answered questions that have scientific evidence
supporting them. Absence of data is not evidence of an unseen force.. and disproving evolution would never prove an alternative theory that is based
on untestable assumptions.
Oh I agree with you. Good points.
The thing with ID is that there are a bunch of different groups (religious and scientific) each pulling in different directions with this theory. The
religious groups want to hold this theory up as proof positive of divinity, whilst some scientific groups are forwarding the theory as proof that the
concept of evolution is flawed. Last, but not least, there's the group that think both theories compliment, and by no means cancel out, each
Im of the later group if anything. There is ample evidence that evolution has occurred. The classic case of the iguana's tooth matching the dinosaur
- iguanadon - shows that there is a direct connection between totally different species. But, as I mentioned before, there are simply things evolution
What's the only alternative to nature taking its course? There's only one that pops into my head and that's some "thing" interfering with
evolution. There is ample scientific extrapolation that uses the absence of something to justify something else.
Another classic example is observing a wobble in a small stars orbit and deducing that an unseen black hole must be there to cause it. You cant see
there is a black hole there but judging from what you can observe you can say with some conviction there is a black hole there.
I feel the same way here. Until I can see a complete working evolution theory that explains EVERYTHING I remain open minded about the possibility
something had its hand in at least Earth's evolutionary process.