Another reason for the religious to reject intelligent design

Here’s another reason for the religious (at least the smart ones) to reject intelligent design.  When I first came across Ray Comfort’s viral blunder, I figured he was small potatoes; I had never heard of him. But according to Wikipedia, Ray Comfort is quite prominent among evangelicals and seems to be a major player in the creationist / intelligent design camp.

Anyway, he apparently got into an argument with someone on Facebook, where he threatened to ban all bibliophiles from commenting on his Facebook page.  It seems the guy does not like books or thinks that bibliophiles are Darwinian-atheist pedophiles.  It’s all quite amusing.

Here’s the exchange:

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6 thoughts on “Another reason for the religious to reject intelligent design

  1. To the extent that intelligent design can produce testable hypotheses, the religious should explore it… just like everybody else.

    To the extent that intelligent design is a late attempt to rescue a (late arriving) facile and literalist creationism, it should be rejected by the religious… just like everbody else.

    Ed Feser has (IIRC) gone on at great length to show, convincingly, why intelligent design is not only unnecessary, but actually harmful, to the metaphysics of revealed Christian religion.

    But intelligent design ought not be rejected by the religious or anyone else merely because one of its proponents doesn’t happen know the definition of: Bibliophile.

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