Roger Ebert weighs in on ID
|July 14, 2005||Posted by William Dembski under Evolution, Intelligent Design|
Yes, Roger Ebert, the movie reviewer, has now weighed in on ID — and in a review of The War of the Worlds, no less:
And, when you think about it, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s kind of like the unsupported assumption behind Intelligent Design Ã¢â‚¬â€œ that things have turned out the way they have (so far) because it was inevitable that they should; that an overriding, interventionist intelligence guided events so that they would result in the world as we see it today; and that the course of history and biology could not have gone otherwise because it was all planned in advance. The assumption is that evolution has been pointed toward this moment, rather than the present being just another point in a still-ongoing process with no “destination” in sight.
Evolution sees the current state of things as the outcome of the previous forces and conditions that shaped our existence, and that it’s possible much or all of it could have turned out another way entirely — and might yet still. The world as we experience it is result of trial and error, with no fixed goal or destination in mind but natural selection and adaptation to ever-changing circumstances.
For the entire review, go here.