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Author Topic:   Can't ID be tested AT ALL?
dogrelata
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Message 220 of 304 (373363)
01-01-2007 9:47 AM
Reply to: Message 216 by 2ice_baked_taters
09-11-2006 10:36 PM


2ice baked taters writes:
Why does one have to ask if the designer was designed to determine if there was evidence of design?
Well let’s see now . oh yes, I remember . the Reverend William Paley, considered by many to be the father of ID. What did old Will have to say on the matter?
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In crossing a heath, suppose I pitched my foot against a stone and were asked how the stone came to be there, I might possibly answer that for anything I knew to the contrary it had lain there forever. ... But suppose I had found a watch upon the ground, and it should be inquired how the watch happened to be in that place, I should hardly think of the answer which I had before given, that for anything I knew the watch might have always been there.
But the moment you step onto the good ship ID, there’s no immediately obvious means of ever getting off again. So you end up inferring layer upon layer of intelligent designer, ad infinitum - each becoming more remote (and nonsensical?) than its precursor.
Edited by dogrelata, : No reason given.

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