Saturday, May 10, 2014

Oldy But Moldy

This was a blog post that I did under the pen name 'Sal Monella' back in 2005. It got some laughs and good feedback from some notable Intelligent Design scholars and even a few scholarly detractors when first released. William Dembski even linked to it over at Uncommon Descent back then when he was still the operative moderator. Hope you get some renewed enjoyment from the current re-rehash of it.

Evolutionists Anonymous: A 12 Step Program for Those who Suffer from Methodological NaturalismĀ 

The following 12 steps have worked for those of us who were previously suffering from the bondage of evolutionary theory. If you happen to be suffering as we once were, we suggest that you give them a try.
1. We admitted we were powerless over Evolutionary Theory and that our research in the various fields of science had become horrendously unfruitful as a result.

2. Came to the valid inference that an Intelligent Cause much greater than time, chance, and natural processes was responsible for the fine-tuning of the universe and complexity in biology. And we understood that such a postulate could restore us to scientific integrity.

3. Made a decision to turn our efforts and research over to the duty of detecting specified complexity in nature as it was placed by an Intelligent Cause and committed ourselves to leaving specific questions about said Cause open for later philosophical discussion.

4. Made a searching and fearless inventory of our scientific methods and our previous dogmatic, antisupernatural biases.

5. Admitted to an unspecified designer, to ourselves, and to another scientist the exact nature of our errors.


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