Ken Miller on the Dennis Prager Show
|August 22, 2008||Posted by GilDodgen under Biology, Intelligent Design, Science|
For those with a penchant for masochism, check out Ken Miller on the Dennis Prager show discussing his book about how ID is threatening America’s soul. (The Miller segment begins at 11 minutes.) As usual, Ken completely misrepresents ID and ID theorists, and argues that the ID movement threatens to destroy science in America. Miller argues that ID proponents view science as a “cultural construction” and “relativistic knowledge” instead of the objective search for truth. He claims that the ID movement seeks to undermine the view that science is a way to find out the truth about nature, and that it tells stories to support a worldview (gag).
Dennis challenges Miller to explain how belief that there is design in biology will impede the search for a cure for cancer. Ken claims that science uses evolutionary theory in combating cancer, and if one believes that rats and humans are separately designed and have no relationship to each other, we will not use the evolutionary model in cancer research. Miller further argues that the “tactics” of the ID movement will dissuade young people from pursuing careers in science.
The good news is that Prager doesn’t buy these arguments.
If you choose to listen to this interview, a generous dose of nausea medication might be in order.