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    • Mark Kato
    • 19.09.05 | 14:02 (IDT)

    Is the universe really such a perfect creation that ID'ers should want to promote it over and above the theory of evolution? A little reflection shows that ID actually does more harm to the notion of an All Powerful Deity than does the theory of evolution. How can the ID'ers explain all of the imperfection we see in their god's creation? Natural calamities, sickness, evil, etc. all suggest imperfection in the design that can and should be laid right at the feet of the designer. But how can an All Powerful designer create imperfection? Or, is the argument that this All Powerful Designer creates imperfection, as well as perfection? So, part of God's essence includes imperfection. That shouldn't do. The theory of evolution, on the other hand, allows for imperfection. Indeed, it embraces imperfection by explaining nature's results as a process of adaptation to an ever-changing reality. Also, Yonatan, I can't even imagine how, "...the universe might have come into existence through countless random occurrances." In what reality did these "countless random occurrances" operate prior to their combination that produced the universe? If there was a "pre-universe," then the ID'ers could simply argue that IT was the result of their god's intelligent design, even though it appears to us as "countless random occurrances." How about a universe that has always been? There's no need for a creator and, as a bonus, such a state of affairs puts responsibility for all of humankind's acts squarely on its shoulders. No more passing the buck on to God's Will or whatever.

    from the article: The absurdity of intelligent design
    First published 00:00 19.09.05 | Last updated 00:00 19.09.05
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