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    Re: Is intelligent Design a scientific theory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbymac View Post
    I love the question, although it seems you've pointed this against atheists as if they refute absolute truth (they do in a religious sense, of course.)
    The question is open to anyone, not merely atheists.


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    Everyone and anyone could refute the question (which is a major and popular topic in philosophy), good discussion.
    How does one refute a question? And, does that mean that conclusions are not refutable?



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    As for the OP, I do not believe Intelligent Design should be treated as a science, this isn't a disrespect for any supporters but it has no scientific value.
    Exactly. As that which is Science has no Spiritual value.


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    Only you can define absolute truth.
    Is the statement that you make here, the absolute truth?

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    Re: Is intelligent Design a scientific theory?

    No. Religious doctrine should not be taught in public schools at all (except perhaps as part of a course on comparative religion), and students certainly shouldn't be misled to believe that it's an equally plausible alternative to ACTUAL science.

    Evolution is the scientific view for how life on earth came to exist in its present state, and anyone who doesn't "believe" it is simply wrong about the evidence for it. Period. Our schools should try to produce graduates who can think critically, and that's impossible to do if people intentionally try to prevent them from learning the scientific method.
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    Re: Is intelligent Design a scientific theory?

    Based on that, let me ask you a very simple question. I will be honest and warn up-front that if you are an irrational human being, your answer will reveal this fact about you. Now, here is the question:

    Does absolute truth exist?

    It is a very simply question, and the answer you give will reveal a lot about you. It also just might set you on a course that you had no idea you'd be on today! The beautiful thing about this question is that there is no cunning way around it. It is not a question that can be out witted. There's really no way to dance around the question, either.

    You might find that it is one of the most beautiful questions you could ever ask an atheist!
    Most athiests I know are really agnostic athiests and would have no problem with this. They believe there is no god but admit they cannot be certain, though most are pretty adamant against the christian version of god.

    Still ID is not science and should not be taught
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    Re: Is intelligent Design a scientific theory?

    It's ridiculous and should be left in Church.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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    Re: Is intelligent Design a scientific theory?

    Well well well, this thread certainly got the atheist out from under their rocks fast.

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    Re: Is intelligent Design a scientific theory?

    I don't think Macro-evolution isnt fully "scientific." It uses historic evidence as part of its premise, as opposed to micro-evolution.

    Science class probably isn't a good place to discuss God and theology. Although, I don't think we should ignore learning about world religions and philosophy.
    Science is about the uniformity of nature and empirical data. Philosophy and religion are all about challenging that assumption, offering other types of evidences/perspectives. Different paradigms.
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    Re: Is intelligent Design a scientific theory?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Well well well, this thread certainly got the atheist out from under their rocks fast.
    You do not have to be an atheist to know that ID is not a scientific theory. Here is a quick test: show one experiment that can disprove ID. If you can do it, it may be science, if you cannot, it is not science.
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    Re: Is intelligent Design a scientific theory?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Well well well, this thread certainly got the atheist out from under their rocks fast.
    you don't have to be an Atheist to know Intelligent Design is crap.

    just someone who understands & respects science.

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    Re: Is intelligent Design a scientific theory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    you don't have to be an Atheist to know Intelligent Design is crap.

    just someone who understands & respects science.
    ID may or may not be crap. There is no way to prove that one way or another.
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    Re: Is intelligent Design a scientific theory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    ID may or may not be crap. There is no way to prove that one way or another.
    good point.

    as its not based on science of any measurable or quantifiable properties or observations..it is impossible to prove or disprove.

    and that is poor science.

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