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Author Topic:   Can't ID be tested AT ALL?
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Message 169 of 304 (314786)
05-24-2006 12:33 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Tusko
09-13-2005 10:07 AM

[Perhaps though, I'm wrong, and there is something inherent to ID that makes testing it logically impossible, unless it is distorted out of all recognition.]
That's exactly the point. What can't be tested can't be falsified, right?

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Message 177 of 304 (314979)
05-24-2006 8:03 PM
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05-24-2006 4:19 AM

[If that's the only stumbling block, is it possible to manipulate ID to make it falsifiable?]
If ID is to become a falsible scientific theory, it first has to take a stand on some scientific points such as the age of the earth. So far, the IDists are unable (or unwilling) to make such a stand as they'd rather not offend their 'friends' in the YEC movement.
At the rate it's going, the overstuffed 'big tent' of ID might explode.

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