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(Permalink) Posted: April 03 2006,11:25   

I read it in the Associated Press! (as reported in the  Lexington Herald-Leader) Can it be true?

To William Dembski, all the debate in this country over evolution won't matter in a decade.

By then, he says, the theory of evolution put forth by Charles Darwin 150 years ago will be dead.

In ten years everything I have learned will become false? Is this related to that timewave, singularity, Mayan-calendar-end-of-the-world-in-2012 business?


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(Permalink) Posted: April 03 2006,15:46   

timewave, singularity, Mayan-calendar-end-of-the-world-in-2012 business?

of course!  duh!


as lenny would say...


Henry J

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(Permalink) Posted: April 03 2006,16:58   

Hmm - didn't ID have a "five year plan", or something like that, one to two decades ago? What happened with that?


Arden Chatfield

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(Permalink) Posted: April 03 2006,18:24   

Quote (Henry J @ April 03 2006,21:58)
Hmm - didn't ID have a "five year plan", or something like that, one to two decades ago? What happened with that?


You mean this?:


Governing Goals

To defeat scientific materialism and its destructive moral, cultural and political legacies.
To replace materialistic explanations with the theistic understanding that nature and hurnan beings are created by God.
Five Year Goals

To see intelligent design theory as an accepted alternative in the sciences and scientific research being done from the perspective of design theory.
To see the beginning of the influence of design theory in spheres other than natural science.
To see major new debates in education, life issues, legal and personal responsibility pushed to the front of the national agenda.
Twenty Year Goals

To see intelligent design theory as the dominant perspective in science.
To see design theory application in specific fields, including molecular biology, biochemistry, paleontology, physics and cosmology in the natural sciences, psychology, ethics, politics, theology and philosophy in the humanities; to see its innuence in the fine arts.
To see design theory permeate our religious, cultural, moral and political life.

1. A major public debate between design theorists and Darwinists (by 2003)

2. Thirty published books on design and its cultural implications (sex, gender issues, medicine, law, and religion)

3. One hundred scientific, academic and technical articles by our fellows

4. Significant coverage in national media:

Cover story on major news magazine such as Time or Newsweek
PBS show such as Nova treating design theory fairly
Regular press coverage on developments in design theory
Favorable op-ed pieces and columns on the design movement by 3rd party media
5. Spiritual & cultural renewal:

Mainline renewal movements begin to appropriate insights from design theory, and to repudiate theologies influenced by materialism
Major Christian denomination(s) defend(s) traditional doctrine of creation & repudiate(s)
Darwinism Seminaries increasingly recognize & repudiate naturalistic presuppositions
Positive uptake in public opinion polls on issues such as sexuality, abortion and belief in God
6. Ten states begin to rectify ideological imbalance in their science curricula & include design theory

7. Scientific achievements:

An active design movement in Israel, the UK and other influential countries outside the US
Ten CRSC Fellows teaching at major universities
Two universities where design theory has become the dominant view
Design becomes a key concept in the social sciences Legal reform movements base legislative proposals on design theory

[They're a little, uh, behind schedule.]

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