Discussion Topic: Every Sunday we will post a discussion topic, and allow you the reader to comment on the topic, post related links, and basically have your opinions heard.
This week’s topic is Intelligent Design (I.D.):
Is it a legitimate scientific argument or a mask for creationism?
Should I.D. be taught in schools?
I.D. is the theory that the progression or "evolution" of all living beings was and is guided by a creator.
Michael J. Behe states his reason for studying I.D. in this simple phrase "irreducable complexities". He defines this as a system of successive modifications that are difficult to explain.
Another simple (maybe to simple) analogy is that of the watchmaker. If you were to find a watch in a field, is it too complex to have appeared there by natural process? It is logical to assume that there was a watchmaker responsible for its creation.
I.D. is a theory in the same manner as evolution is a theory and both should be taught in schools.
What do you think? Talk amongst yourselves.
Silversun Pickups - Well Thought Out Twinkles (mp3)
Jens Lekman - A Higher Power (mp3)