28/03/2007

Ken Miller

I thought I'd post this video of Ken Miller talking about evolution and intelligent design, as some people have asked me about how things like the bacteria flagellum motor could arise by evolution. Miller has been a witness at several trials regarding the teaching of intelligent design in US schools.

I also found this video (a response to the one above) which seeks to remind us that evolution is a Hindu idea. I'm not acquainted with the Hindu literature, but I am pretty certain that if it does agree with evolution it does so by chance. Statistically I guess one religion was going to come up with it eventually. It will not however have come to it by a genuine, reasonable, scientific way.

2 comments:

1 4 Rational Spirituality said...

While I can't resolve the debate completely between Darwinism and creationism and/or ID (and it is not my intention to do so), I believe that anyone who wants to gain a greater perspective about this issue would find it worthwhile to read an article written by Michael Mamas on the subject.

I won't post the article here as I believe that is considered rude in blogging etiquette. (I'm new to this kind of thing.) Suffice it to say that the article provides a plausible integration of Darwinism with creationism (and/or ID) and vice versa. It is not one or the other it is both. Check it out, if only to further educate yourself on the possibilities.

Article: http://www.michaelmamas.com/article_darwinism_intelligent_design_resolution.html

Website: www.michaelmamas.com

Edward Baker said...

Here's a working link to the article.

As I suspected this is by no means a valid scientific idea. In fact it is a horrendous combination of scientific words taken out of context and pure fantasy. The analogy between vibrating sand and a designer vibrating through the universe is appalling.

To then call it a Unified Field Theory is worse. Unified Field Theories are one of the frontiers of physics, and a large amount of tireless valid scientific work is done. This uses a term that is on the verge of becoming a household term to add credit to a idea that is not only irrational, but clearly wrong.

Michael Mamas might have a number of titles such as Spiritual Master, but this gives him no right to comment on science, or to propagate lies using pseudo-scientific terms to give them undue authority.

ShareThis

Copyright