We can have either magic or science, but not both
|April 14, 2011||Posted by O'Leary under Intelligent Design|
Christian evolutionary biologist Todd C. Wood has been dismissing ID-related research that attempts to determine the boundaries of Darwinism, demanding that ID researchers show what ID can do.
In this, he overlooks a simple fact: Today’s Darwinism functions as a sort of magic. It can do anything at all. Thus, no other mechanism, design or whatever, is needed.
In fact, no science can be done in the area of evolution until that ol’ Darwinian magic is discredited in favour of a rational evaluation of the probabilities of various proposed methods of evolution.
Otherwise, everything devolves into the usual witches’ cauldron of Darwindunit, complete with cackles from the broomsticks overhead.
The ID guys are only doing what everyone should be doing now, but few dare or have the sense to: Overturn the cauldron and punch a hole in it. Now, no more magic, just science.
Note: Mike Behe will shortly provide us a perspective on Lenski’s limits to bacterial evolution.