Sunday, 16 May 2010

Bad science, bad theology, and blasphemy

To appeal to an immaterial intelligence as the source of life's informational specificity is as premature as assuming that Darwinian processes can account for life's origin – not a mistake Darwin himself made, of course. A theist might suggest that the evidence to date points to God, as a neo-Darwinian might suggest it points to natural selection. But in so doing, both rely on prior metaphysical commitments – that divine agency or natural selection, respectively, can be made into "theories of everything".

From The Guardian.

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