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August 15, 2005

“Intelligent” design is toast

Well, the religious right wanted a debate:

Harvard is joining the long-running debate over the theory of evolution.
The school is launching an ambitious research project that will bring together experts from a variety of fields, including astronomy and biology, to study how life emerged on Earth.
Researchers hope recent scientific advances, such as the discovery of water on Mars, will help them learn more about life’s origins.
“My expectation is that we will be able to reduce this to a very simple series of logical events that could have taken place with no divine intervention,” said David R. Liu, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard.

The “Origins of Life in the Universe Initiative” will get $1 million a year in initial funding from Harvard, but the university expects to add faculty and budget over the years.

For those who don’t quite see what there is to debate here, the National Academies—which comprise the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council—have a great evolution-resources Web site. Plus—for entertainment purposes—here’s more on “intelligent” design.

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"The fool says in his heart there is no God"

Only in a time where people think life is
a fantasy can the general consensus be that
life just evolved from time, chance and monkeys.

NOTHING in life appears by chance, nothing. YOur
car was designed and carefully made (except fords)

Be it aircraft, computers or anything complex these things just dont appear by chance do they?
I have to talk in simplistic terms because you missed your intellegence with the Darwinists.

Even the Big Bang is impossible without a God.
The reason it is impossible is simply due to the
fact atoms, molecules just dont appear either as they are very complex. So no matter how you rewind the universe there will always be the question of the complex coming into being, and nothing complex just appears. Poof, waive some fairy dust and your hypnotized by a "theory" only a theory by a sceptic named Darwin.

There is always a reason for causality, and there will always be a reason why the bank robber doesnt want to find the police, and there is a reason why the sinful, repeat sinful man doesnt want to find God...though His creation is evident everywhere.

Posted by: dave at August 23, 2005 9:02 PM