Tuesday, November 15, 2005

An "honest" question   posted by Razib @ 11/15/2005 09:09:00 AM

My correspondent follows up:

As a scientist, how can you refute the design hypothesis? I am assuming you don’t support the presence of this theory in public schools. I know it has virtually zero scientific backing, but isn’t it important to present as a belief, at least so our youth can reject it?

It just seems shameful to me that so many scientists refuse to present a theory, lack of scientific backing and all. I consider myself an anti-theist and would love this theory presented in public schools, as opposed to denying that the theory even exists.

As I said, there are many hypotheses that are irrefutable. I think the design one is (so is the idea we are simulations in a computer of incredible power). Anyone who has even mildly looked into the topic knows that this is a serious problem.

There goes 5 minutes of my life.