Tuesday, March 11, 2008

An Oldie but a Goodie: The 2002 NCSE ID Conference

For those who may not understand fully why the ID proponents spend so much time avoiding scientifically rigorous examination of their ideas, check out this old NCSE conference at the American Museum of Natural History where Robert Pennock and Ken Miller rip William Dembski and Michael Behe to shreds. Dembski can't seem to answer the simplest question about what ID even means, much less what first steps an ID researcher would take. Behe simply will not submit his ideas to any kind of test where he can't weasel-word his way out failed performance in the end. His answer to any tough question is "it depends", and he always "reserves judgement". It's classic crankery, and it gets splattered on the windshield of science speeding by.

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