Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Bowling for Evolution
The Daily Times Call reports on a talk, “Evolution, Intelligent Design Creationism and Physics,” by Jamie Nagle, an associate professor of physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Nagle said supporters of intelligent design often demean evolution as “just a theory,” but this disregards the scientific process that goes into developing a theory.
He said no one would tell Einstein his Theory of Relativity was “just” a theory.
Science is “more than words,” he said.
To demonstrate his point, Nagle took a bowling ball suspended from the ceiling and held it to his face. He then let the ball fall away and then swing back toward him, flinching ever so slightly as the ball nearly brushed the tip of his nose.
Nagle said he had confidence that the bowling ball would not smack him in the face because of tried and true laws of physics.