Monday, October 02, 2006

Intelligent Design

There's a good article on why Intelligent Design isn't making headway at EvolutionBlog. I keep wondering why the ID people don't get to work. The theory of plate tectonics is a prime example of a theory that has gained credence in the scientific community after initially being derided. The proponents didn't spend a lot of time in the churches or talking to the media. They went out and did things to test their proposal. In time it achieved the status of a theory, not by popular acclaim, but solid work using principles of falsifiability and replication. Falsifiability, in science, is about making a proposal that can be tested for evidence or lack thereof. Replication, in science, is the question of whether other people can repeat your work. ID proponents present neither and so do not rise to the level of science. let alone provide controversy over the theory of evolution which is what they claim.

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