Intelligent Design Studies

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    We could easily solve this Evolution/ID argument with the scientific method, by setting up an experiment to test the abilities of this intelligent designer. Let us put your God to the test, as we test every scientific theory.

    How should we go about designing this experiment? Perhaps we could hypothesize that God can make living organisms out of nothing but molecular components? Then we could set up the Miller-Urey experiment, but rather than using electricity to form amino acids, we can wait for God to work his miracles. If, after say, a year, God does not assemble the molecules into amino acids, we can infer that God does not have the ability to make living organisms out of non-living components.

    Deal?
     
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    if only..
     
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    One little problem with this, eagleseven.

    Let say we assumme the evolution/no conscious God thoery on life. Then life must occur almost spontaneously. Thus you could come to the wrong conclusion(There is a God) while not performing the Miller-Urey experiment or whatever.

    Life may take more forms than the ones we know of. There may be different lifeforms out there that may developed differently from our standard observations of life. How then would you seperate the Evol/NG theory from the IntelD/TIG theory in such a situation? Note: we could have a EVOL/TIG theory, just that in this case, God did not bring forth life. On the other hand, an ItelD/NG theory is impossible Because Who is the designer is not answered.

    I just thought of something--I need to put my crazy thoughts into a book and sell it!!
     
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    First, you have to get a hold of Gawd. Send his number and I'll call.
     
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    Actually, a good Intel Design study would be one of reverse engineering and reproducing similiar copies of a species in a lab. Understand, IntelD tends to incorporate a bit of immorality into it. If you create a lifeform, are you therefore its God??

    (Hey parents, think of your kids worshiping you as some great Deity!! No more back talking or lying If you are able to indoctrinate the kiddies!!)
     
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    Her number is 666-001-1000. Mention my name, DevNell, and she'll pick up from the answering machine.

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    ID, is silly. Post a few of their arguments along side a critique and you'll get gibberish and biblical quotes in return from ID's followers.
     
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    A defense of ID from an infamous Boston area conservative:
    from some blog...too funny...
     
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    Intelligent Design Studies

    Republicans talk about including Intelligent Design Studies in today's curriculum, but I wonder, how can you assign homework if the answer is always, "Gawd did it"?
     
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    The missing piece is creating the stuff that you reverse engineer in the 1st place. One can manipulate genes and still have only a bit part.

    and that is but one creature in a very vast universe. Don't see it happening any time soon.
     

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