Your Karma ran over my Dogma
|August 10, 2007||Posted by Barry Arrington under Intelligent Design|
From the AP story regarding new discoveries debunking the Homo habilis evolved into Homo erectus theory (see SalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s post below):
“Susan Anton, a New York University anthropologist and co-author of the Leakey work, said she expects anti-evolution proponents to seize on the new research, but said it would be a mistake to try to use the new work to show flaws in evolution theory. Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬ËœThis is not questioning the idea at all of evolution; it is refining some of the specific points,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ Anton said. Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬ËœThis is a great example of what science does and religion doesn’t do. Ã‚Â It’s a continuous self-testing process.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢”
Interesting statement.Ã‚Â One suspects that what Anton really means is that, for her, science is a continuous self-testing process within the limits allowed by her overarching metaphysical commitment to philosophical naturalism.Ã‚Â And any Ã¢â‚¬Å“testÃ¢â‚¬Â that would tend to show that the irreducible complexity and complex specified information found in all living things was caused by an intelligent agent rather than by chance and necessity is strictly off limits.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
Anton is a dogmatist when it comes to naturalism.Ã‚Â Will our evolutionist friends tell me they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see any irony when she belittles other dogmatists simply for being dogmatists?