Nine predictions, if intelligent design is true
|January 20, 2008||Posted by O'Leary under Intelligent Design|
Recently, this question was sent to Bill Dembski by a TV chase producer:
… can you or they provide any samples of things that intelligent design theory has predicted, which researchers have later determined to be true?
I gather Dembski sent that guy some predictions, but I’ve been busy, so I didn’t get around to compiling any suggestions till now. Figured I’d post them here.
Complete series of transitional fossils will not usually be found because most proposed series have never existed. Eventually, researchers will give up on ideologically driven nonsense and address the history that IS there. They will focus on discovering the mechanisms that drive sudden bursts of creativity.
Positive prediction: Discovering the true mechanisms of bursts of natural creativity may be of immense value to us, especially if we need to undo some significant harm to our environment.
Also: The Pope vs. howler monkey stand-ins?