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From the SNJ Archives

One of my many, many unfinished projects is the conversion to blog posts of all the Sunday Night Journal entries that were published in hand-crafted HTML before I started this blog in 2006. Here's July 11, 2004, on the subject of the intelligent design movement.

Since I wrote that piece I've become considerably less hopeful that ID would have much effect on the evolution debate. Its opponents seem to have been able to deflect its attacks pretty easily, because the IDers can't produce any experimental evidence for their view. Strictly speaking, the materialists can't, either, but the burden of proof naturally falls on the challengers, and the materialists can always come up with some kind of explanation for any biological feature that the IDers hold to be irreducibly complex.


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