What’s *really* wrong with Intelligent Design (an even shorter blog piece)

Design is nothing without fabrication. Unless you’re a miracle-worker, or something. Which would, of course, explain everything, making science unnecessary.

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William Paley (1743 – 1805 ) by George Romney, National Portrait Gallery London


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About Paul Braterman

Science writer, former chemistry professor; committee member British Centre for Science Education; board member and science adviser Scottish Secular Society; former member editorial board, Origins of Life, and associate, NASA Astrobiology Insitute; first popsci book, From Stars to Stalagmites 2012

Posted on October 23, 2014, in Creationism, Philosophy and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. True, but to even forward the notion of “intelligent” design is a ghastly affront to true and careful designers everywhere. Humans, alone, are an appalling design, and I can think of a million ways this universe could be better arranged to encourage and nurture life… Not least of all, making all living things solar and kinetic powered. Wouldn’t that, alone, be slightly more “intelligent” than the necessitated bloodbath ordained in this terrestrial theatre where the smartest and most brutal and cunning steal the protein they need from other less-cunning sentient creatures just to stay alive one more day?


  2. God works in mysterious ways.


  3. Intelligent Design can only thrive in the absence of rigorous thought,


  4. when I read Signature in the cell it shows that teaching evolution is dangerous to children’s mental capacity!


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