I read this article….. I think it is worth reading and thinking about. I found this site via The Doctor Is In
I wonder what Parableman would have to say? this is a topic he has addressed in a different way before….
And in the little compendium of thought on this page, it says something which very well could be of interest to New Covenant, although not new to him , that is certain.
Once again on intelligent design (ID). Professor Terry Noel of California State University writes in the Wall Street Journal: â€œThe reason most scientists reject ID is that it fails to add anything to our understanding. Placing any kind of â€˜super-intelligenceâ€™ in our explanatory chain of the origins of life simply puts the final question off.
If one proposes that some kind of intelligence is behind it all, then one must in all fairness inquire into the origins of that intelligence and so on, an infinite regression.â€ This is a bit of a puzzle. If one concludes that the evidence suggests ID, then it certainly adds to oneâ€™s understanding if one previously thought the evidence did not suggest ID. It follows that one would then reject the rejection of ID.
Inquiring into the origins and nature of that intelligence may take one into questions usually described as philosophical and theological rather than scientific. In that case, one either accepts a more humble notion of what can be known by scientific methodology or expands the definition of scientific methodology to encompass all considerations pertinent to the inquiry at hand. Both possibilities are repugnant to many scientists, who therefore reject ID. A livelier scientific curiosity, one is inclined to think, might lead not to infinite regress but to progress toward the infinite. But Prof. Noel may be right: most scientists have made up their minds and decline to think seriously about evidence and arguments suggesting that they may be wrong. That, too, may change, albeit very slowly.
You could spend quite alot of time on this site……