A Novel with a Little ID
|June 22, 2009||Posted by Mario A. Lopez under Intelligent Design|
Having trouble talking about ID with your wife or girlfriend? Well, here is a perfect way to start them off. This story about love, betrayal, and death will surely get them interested. Here is an excerpt:
“Well,” began David, “I’ve been doing a lot of reading on intelligent design theory. Have you heard or read about this theory?”
“I can’t say I have,” replied Tommy. He picked up the pitcher and poured himself some pomegranate juice with sparkling water mix; he had a feeling his throat was going to need plenty of hydration. “Fill me in,” he said, making a legitimate effort at open-mindedness and attentiveness.
David cleared his throat in order not to sound too eager. “Let’s see,” he began, “the chief theoretician, Dr. Dembski, uses SETI –Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence– as an example of how one goes about distinguishing patterns that are clearly the result of intelligence versus those that are the result of an unguided natural process. In other words, his work attempts to study the effects that intelligent agents leave behind.”
Tommy interrupted, “Sounds like a semantic sleight-of-hand.” These last words caught the attention of both Hannah and Debby. Their attention was now gripped by the meaningfulness of this benign controversy.