Monday, January 14, 2013
Not So Hidden God
ID doesn't promote a theological doctrine that claims to explain God's actions in every instance. ID is a scientific theory that claims that sometimes we can scientifically detect design, and sometimes we can't. Just because we can't scientifically detect design in a particular instance doesn't mean that we've claimed, theologically, that God was entirely absent from that event or process. All theists who support ID affirm that God is behind, in some sense, every event. "Natural cause" never means (for theists anyway) "not caused by God." I'm not aware of any ID theorist who is also a theist and who has ever claimed otherwise. (Emphasis added)So, the "Designer" is understood by ID "theorists" who are also theists (the vast majority of those "theorists") to be God. But we're all supposed to pretend that ID is science and not apologetics. Riiiight!
Uncommon Descent and Cornelius Hunter have both posted the video, in order to complain about it. And Larry Moran has posted it for a better reason.
The pretense that ID is science seems to be hard for them to keep up.
In short, it was like a talk.origins thread done on the fly without any chance to check facts or give considered responses. It was, as far as I could stand to watch it, a classic example of why you shouldn't "debate" creationists.
Which leaves open the question whether there is any example (even hypothetical) of something which is not "intelligently designed".
And thereby, leaves open the question about what difference "intelligent design" makes.