Monday, August 08, 2005


You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Scientists, educators, and the culturally literate have always doubted the "science" behind intelligent design. Now, even creationists are calling attention to it.

Via this report in the Christian Post which, according to its mission statement "upholds the dictum found in Matthew 5:37, Simply let your Yes be Yes, and your No, No" we get this confirmation that truth really is stranger than fiction:

“As currently formulated, Intelligent Design is not science" says Dr. Fazale Rana, vice president for science apologetics of the organization Reasons to Believe, "It is not falsifiable and makes no predictions about future scientific

"At Reasons to Believe, our team of scientists has developed a theory for creation that embraces the latest scientific advances. It is fully testable, falsifiable, and successfully predicts the current discoveries in origin of life research,” said Dr. Rana.

Reasons to Believe describes itself as an interdenominational ministry established to communicate the uniquely factual basis for belief in the Bible as the wholly true Word of God and for personal faith in Jesus Christ.

Here's one unique scientific fact from Reasons to Believe for RSR readers to chew on:
With certain minor biochemical adjustments (such as increased telomerase activity) and a low-calorie, low-oxidant, high-antioxidant diet (such as the pre-Flood humans were instructed to eat), people living before the time of that supernova could possibly have lived several hundred [900+, RSR] years, just as the biblical text says.

For the intelligent designers at the Discovery Institute, leading creationists must seem a lot like herding cats. If they weren't volunteers, RSR would feel sorry for them.


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