Joined: Mar. 2006
I got my "Intelligent Design" Google alert a few minutes ago.
Within five minutes I read an article where ID advocates were saying that "Darwinists" were suppressing science, and then I heard a science professor say that IDists are trying to supress science. (or repress it)
So is anyone truly suppressing science here? I don't think that's anyone's intention, but one side is definitely capable of bringing science to a halt.
Now based on my understanding of science as a tool, I have to agree with the professor (i'm refering to Givnish's comments in a recent Wired article). The best analogy I can think of is that IDists are trying to pour sugar into the gas tank of an engine because they believe the engine is worthless without sugar in it. Scientists are trying to suppress this action because they understand that the machine will freeze up.
Another funny, yet telling thing I found in my Google Alert were these comments made by self professed "Intelligent Design Proponents."
"God created the world, but the opponents of Intelligent Design (ID) would have us believe that, if He did so, He did it without a trace – or that it would be unscientific to admit that you found His fingerprints on nature." -Mark Coppenger
“It’s gonna be very difficult to use the courts,” (referencing the Dover decision) Alderman, who is a Christian, said. “The argument needs to be won in the universities...I’m confident that Genesis is true...God’s deity and power are revealed in the cosmos.”
“Billions of years isn’t enough time,” “Nobody has shown that a dog can become a cat." -Geoffrey Simmons
"a creator designed the cell with impressive power and subtlety" -Jim Long
"For everything else, there's Mastertard"