Thursday, October 21, 2004

The Crusade Against Evolution

From Wired magazine's October issue. A discussion on the uptake of "Intelligent Design" in American schools as a "competitor", or at least alternate theory to Evolution. I find the idea of ID a little lacking in logic, although George Gilder's comments at the end hold some interesting thought.

"In a world of science that still falls short of a rigorous theory of human consciousness or of the big bang, intelligent design theory begins by recognizing that everywhere in nature, information is hierarchical and precedes its embodiment."

It's just the "People are really complicated, too complicated for us to completely understand and we seem to be able to see an underlying logic to it all, so obviously we were designed by a higher power" conclusion I have problems with.

The Crusade Against Evolution

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