Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Blunt Instruments

Mark Colvin interviewed philosopher Michael Ruse about creationism, intelligent design, science, and religion on "PM" which is broadcast in Australia. You can listen to the interview here. Here's an excerpt:
MARK COLVIN: But creationism is a fairly blunt instrument. You would also, debated the intelligent design people, who will come out with arguments about micro-organisms that basically are so complicated that they're like a little outboard motor. How do you explain those things without being …

MICHAEL RUSE: Well, you know, we philosophers have a term, and I guess I'm not allowed to use the philosophical term on the radio, but let's just say it's BS, and it's BS baffles brains. I mean, the point is the intelligent design arguments are just as primitive as they ever were...


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