Class Notes Nov. 28

Class Notes Nov. 28 - Nov. 28 Of Pandas and People -...

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Nov. 28 Of Pandas and People - Attempts to have this adopted as a high school textbook mostly failed - Idaho and Alabama were the only two states where the book found favor Phillip Johnson - 1991, Darwin on Trial - Was a law professor, not a scientist, but the book purports to be a scientific argument Basic ID Principles - The universe, or elements of it, designed by an intelligence - Empirical evidence available to distinguish what’s produced by intelligent design from what’s produced by natural causes ID proponents frequently agree that the earth is billions of years old. They also often accept the fossil record. Two disagreements with evolutionary theory are: 1. Cells too complex to have emerged from evolution alone. Seeks to replace randomness with genetic predestination irreducible complexity. Associated with the work of Michael Behe. 2. Statistical odds-based approach arguing that odds of evolution appearing randomly prohibitively low. Theory of design inference or complex specified information. Associated with the work of William Dembski. Michael Behe
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