Jeff, I want a picture of Mike shooting your XD.
Jeff, I want a picture of Mike shooting your XD.
Intelligent Design could be taught in certain types of courses......comparative religion......philosophy....etc.....but; It cannot be taught in a science class.....period.
It's not science. It makes no predictions and it is not falsifiable. Both of those conditions MUST be met in order to Qualify as science.
You are free to believe it if you want......but you can't teach it in a science class.
That movie is a travesty beyond my ability to communicate it......Ben has fallen off his rocker.
One is based on scientific evidence and the other is based on faith.
While it is certainly true there may be a God and that He/She/It could be responsible for creating the mechanisms for evolution, there is simply no way to prove that in a scientific manner. Again, one is science the other is faith; might not make them mutually exclusive, but there is also no way to combine them, at least not in a science class.
Here are a few I dug up. But I guess for some reason, they don't count as real scientists.
Some modern scientists who have accepted the biblical account of creation
* Dr. Paul Ackerman, Psychologist
* Dr. E. Theo Agard, Medical Physics
* Dr. James Allan, Geneticist
* Dr. Steve Austin, Geologist
* Dr. S.E. Aw, Biochemist
* Dr. Thomas Barnes, Physicist
* Dr. Geoff Barnard, Immunologist
* Dr. Don Batten, Plant physiologist, tropical fruit expert
* Dr. John Baumgardner, Electrical Engineering, Space Physicist, Geophysicist, expert in supercomputer modeling of plate tectonics
* Dr. Jerry Bergman, Psychologist
* Dr. Kimberly Berrine, Microbiology & Immunology
* Prof. Vladimir Betina, Microbiology, Biochemistry & Biology
* Dr. Raymond G. Bohlin, Biologist
* Dr. Andrew Bosanquet, Biology, Microbiology
* Edward A. Boudreaux, Theoretical Chemistry
* Dr. David R. Boylan, Chemical Engineer
* Prof. Linn E. Carothers, Associate Professor of Statistics
* Dr. David Catchpoole, Plant Physiologist (read his testimony)
* Prof. Sung-Do Cha, Physics
* Dr. Eugene F. Chaffin, Professor of Physics
* Dr. Choong-Kuk Chang, Genetic Engineering
* Prof. Jeun-Sik Chang, Aeronautical Engineering
* Dr. Donald Chittick, Physical Chemist (interview)
* Prof. Chung-Il Cho, Biology Education
* Dr. John M. Cimbala, Mechanical Engineering
* Dr. Harold Coffin, Palaeontologist
* Dr. Bob Compton, DVM
* Dr. Ken Cumming, Biologist
* Dr. Jack W. Cuozzo, Dentist
* Dr. William M. Curtis III, Th.D., Th.M., M.S., Aeronautics & Nuclear Physics
* Dr. Malcolm Cutchins, Aerospace Engineering
* Dr. Lionel Dahmer, Analytical Chemist
* Dr. Raymond V. Damadian, M.D., Pioneer of magnetic resonance imaging
* Dr. Chris Darnbrough, Biochemist
* Dr. Nancy M. Darrall, Botany
* Dr. Bryan Dawson, Mathematics
* Dr. Douglas Dean, Biological Chemistry
* Prof. Stephen W. Deckard, Assistant Professor of Education
* Dr. David A. DeWitt, Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience
* Dr. Don DeYoung, Astronomy, atmospheric physics, M.Div
* Dr. David Down, Field Archaeologist
* Dr. Geoff Downes, Creationist Plant Physiologist
* Dr. Ted Driggers, Operations research
* Robert H. Eckel, Medical Research
* Dr. André Eggen, Geneticist
* Dr. Dudley Eirich, Molecular Biologist
* Prof. Dennis L. Englin, Professor of Geophysics
* Prof. Danny Faulkner, Astronomy
* Prof. Carl B. Fliermans, Professor of Biology
* Prof. Dwain L. Ford, Organic Chemistry
* Prof. Robert H. Franks, Associate Professor of Biology
* Dr. Alan Galbraith, Watershed Science
* Dr. Paul Giem, Medical Research
* Dr. Maciej Giertych, Geneticist
* Dr. Duane Gish, Biochemist
* Dr. Werner Gitt, Information Scientist
* Dr. Warwick Glover, General Surgeon
* Dr. D.B. Gower, Biochemistry
* Dr. Robin Greer, Chemist, History
* Dr. Dianne Grocott, Psychiatrist
* Dr. Stephen Grocott, Industrial Chemist
* Dr. Donald Hamann, Food Scientist
* Dr. Barry Harker, Philosopher
* Dr. Charles W. Harrison, Applied Physicist, Electromagnetics
* Dr. John Hartnett, Physicist and Cosmologist
* Dr. Mark Harwood, Satellite Communications
* Dr. George Hawke, Environmental Scientist
* Dr. Margaret Helder, Science Editor, Botanist
* Dr. Harold R. Henry, Engineer
* Dr. Jonathan Henry, Astronomy
* Dr. Joseph Henson, Entomologist
* Dr. Robert A. Herrmann, Professor of Mathematics, US Naval Academy
* Dr. Andrew Hodge, Head of the Cardiothoracic Surgical Service
* Dr. Kelly Hollowell, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacologist
* Dr. Ed Holroyd, III, Atmospheric Science
* Dr. Bob Hosken, Biochemistry
* Dr. George F. Howe, Botany
* Dr. Neil Huber, Physical Anthropologist
* Dr. Russell Humphreys, Physicist
* Dr. James A. Huggins, Professor and Chair, Department of Biology
* Evan Jamieson, Hydrometallurgy
* George T. Javor, Biochemistry
* Dr. Pierre Jerlström, Creationist Molecular Biologist
* Dr. Arthur Jones, Biology
* Dr. Jonathan W. Jones, Plastic Surgeon
* Dr. Raymond Jones, Agricultural Scientist
* Prof. Leonid Korochkin, Molecular Biology
* Dr. Valery Karpounin, Mathematical Sciences, Logics, Formal Logics
* Dr. Dean Kenyon, Biologist
* Prof. Gi-Tai Kim, Biology
* Prof. Harriet Kim, Biochemistry
* Prof. Jong-Bai Kim, Biochemistry
* Prof. Jung-Han Kim, Biochemistry
* Prof. Jung-Wook Kim, Environmental Science
* Prof. Kyoung-Rai Kim, Analytical Chemistry
* Prof. Kyoung-Tai Kim, Genetic Engineering
* Prof. Young-Gil Kim, Materials Science
* Prof. Young In Kim, Engineering
* Dr. John W. Klotz, Biologist
* Dr. Vladimir F. Kondalenko, Cytology/Cell Pathology
* Dr. Leonid Korochkin, M.D., Genetics, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology
* Dr. John K.G. Kramer, Biochemistry
* Prof. Jin-Hyouk Kwon, Physics
* Prof. Myung-Sang Kwon, Immunology
* Dr. John Leslie, Biochemist
* Dr. Jason Lisle, Astrophysicist
* Dr. Alan Love, Chemist
* Dr. Ian Macreadie, molecular biologist and microbiologist:
* Dr. John Marcus, Molecular Biologist
* Dr. George Marshall, Eye Disease Researcher
* Dr. Ralph Matthews, Radiation Chemist
* Dr. John McEwan, Chemist
* Prof. Andy McIntosh, Combustion theory, aerodynamics
* Dr. David Menton, Anatomist
* Dr. Angela Meyer, Creationist Plant Physiologist
* Dr. John Meyer, Physiologist
* Dr. Albert Mills, Animal Embryologist/Reproductive Physiologist
* Colin W. Mitchell, Geography
* Dr. Tommy Mitchell, Physician
* Dr. John N. Moore, Science Educator
* Dr. John W. Moreland, Mechanical engineer and Dentist
* Dr. Henry M. Morris (1918–2006), founder of the Institute for Creation Research.
* Dr. Arlton C. Murray, Paleontologist
* Dr. John D. Morris, Geologist
* Dr. Len Morris, Physiologist
* Dr. Graeme Mortimer, Geologist
* Dr. Terry Mortenson, History of Geology
* Stanley A. Mumma, Architectural Engineering
* Prof. Hee-Choon No, Nuclear Engineering
* Dr. Eric Norman, Biomedical researcher
* Dr. David Oderberg, Philosopher
* Prof. John Oller, Linguistics
* Prof. Chris D. Osborne, Assistant Professor of Biology
* Dr. John Osgood, Medical Practitioner
* Dr. Charles Pallaghy, Botanist
* Dr. Gary E. Parker, Biologist, Cognate in Geology (Paleontology)
* Dr. David Pennington, Plastic Surgeon
* Prof. Richard Porter
* Dr. Georgia Purdom, Molecular Genetics
* Dr. John Rankin, Cosmologist
* Dr. A.S. Reece, M.D.
* Prof. J. Rendle-Short, Pediatrics
* Dr. Jung-Goo Roe, Biology
* Dr. David Rosevear, Chemist
* Dr. Ariel A. Roth, Biology
* Dr. Jonathan D. Sarfati, Physical chemist / spectroscopist
* Dr. Joachim Scheven Palaeontologist:
* Dr. Ian Scott, Educator
* Dr. Saami Shaibani, Forensic physicist
* Dr. Young-Gi Shim, Chemistry
* Prof. Hyun-Kil Shin, Food Science
* Dr. Mikhail Shulgin, Physics
* Dr. Emil Silvestru, Geologist/karstologist
* Dr. Roger Simpson, Engineer
* Dr. Harold Slusher, Geophysicist
* Dr. E. Norbert Smith, Zoologist
* Arthur E. Wilder-Smith (1915–1995) Three science doctorates; a creation science pioneer
* Dr. Andrew Snelling, Geologist
* Prof. Man-Suk Song, Computer Science
* Dr. Timothy G. Standish, Biology
* Prof. James Stark, Assistant Professor of Science Education
* Prof. Brian Stone, Engineer
* Dr. Esther Su, Biochemistry
* Dr. Charles Taylor, Linguistics
* Dr. Stephen Taylor, Electrical Engineering
* Dr. Ker C. Thomson, Geophysics
* Dr. Michael Todhunter, Forest Genetics
* Dr. Lyudmila Tonkonog, Chemistry/Biochemistry
* Dr. Royal Truman, Organic Chemist:
* Dr. Larry Vardiman, Atmospheric Science
* Prof. Walter Veith, Zoologist
* Dr. Joachim Vetter, Biologist
* Sir Cecil P. G. Wakeley (1892–1979) Surgeon
* Dr. Tas Walker, Mechanical Engineer and Geologist
* Dr. Jeremy Walter, Mechanical Engineer
* Dr. Keith Wanser, Physicist
* Dr. Noel Weeks, Ancient Historian (also has B.Sc. in Zoology)
* Dr. A.J. Monty White, Chemistry/Gas Kinetics
* Dr. John Whitmore, Geologist/Paleontologist
* Dr. Carl Wieland, Medical doctor
* Dr. Lara Wieland, Medical doctor
* Dr. Clifford Wilson, Psycholinguist and archaeologist
* Dr. Kurt Wise, Palaeontologist
* Prof. Verna Wright, Rheumatologist (deceased 1997)
* Prof. Seoung-Hoon Yang, Physics
* Dr. Thomas (Tong Y.) Yi, Ph.D., Creationist Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
* Dr. Ick-Dong Yoo, Genetics
* Dr. Sung-Hee Yoon, Biology
* Dr. Patrick Young, Chemist and Materials Scientist
* Prof. Keun Bae Yu, Geography
* Dr. Henry Zuill, Biology
Atheism needs evolution to escape from any implications regarding a creator. If one starts with Darwinism, certainly it is easy to escape from any obligation to God. Those opposed to their reasoning are branded as obscurantists who are trying to intrude religion into science.
Dr. Emery S. Dunfee, former professor of physics at the University of Maine at Farmington:
Great job copying and pasting, but a lot of those people hold doctorates in fields only very loosely related to the topic. I mean, food science?
Anyway, all those people together comprise only a very tiny fraction of the scientists on the planet.
I find it kind of amusing that a Jewish guy from Hollywood has the Christian fundamentalists rallying to provide marketing for his movie.
Last edited by Wyatt; 04-20-2008 at 11:41 PM.
Duplicate post, my bad.
Last edited by Wyatt; 04-20-2008 at 11:40 PM.
Tnoisaw, that's a nice list. Now we'll just trim it down to people in fields that actually study evolution in depth:
Truth is, these people are perfectly free to believe in creationism. Truth is, there is not one of them that can present any evidence whatsoever to support that belief. Without facts and research, mathematics becomes numerology and astronomy becomes astrology. At the end of the day, facts and good controlled experiments are needed to bring creationism out of the realm of belief and into the realm of science.
The notion that you must be a biologist to dissent with evolution is foolish.
Let us set the stage for the aspiring Biology Ph.D. You are taught evolution as fact and rigorously tested on it throughout your undergrad career. You do your master's degree work under the supervision of a Darwinist. You would not think to dissent from this school of thought or else be ousted as ignorant. From there you earn your doctorate in biology having only been taught evolution as fact. You are certainly a believer by now.
You can say "random" all you want to, but you must look outside of a biological perspective as well. Earth is an ideal distance from the sun. The most useful substance on this planet is also the most plentiful - water.
There are a lot of people in this country who do not subscribe to this notion of "random life." It is only fair that their side be represented as well. All you have to do is teach the evolution side, and then say that a majority of others actually have a different theory.
Also, you do not have to teach every religion if you teach intelligent design. Is intelligent design a religion?
Sorry, I'm a HUGE Stephen Hawking fan!“If we find the answer [the unified theory], it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason -- for we would know the mind of God." - Stephen Hawking
Personally, I believe in both creationism and evolution. One can't exist without the other.
As far as who's pulling the strings... something is. The universe is to complex to be just by chance. The same can be said about us... we can laugh, cry, love, hate, dream, feel pain...and so on. We all have different personalities. Something programed us to do and experience these things.
As for creationism and evolution being taught in schools... Teach both, but limited. All...well, most religions believe in a creator... don't get into the details, just leave it as that. On the other side of that, limit what can be taught about evolution...since alot of the science behind evolution is based upon theories anyway. A theory is not a fact, nor is a supreme creator to some.
As for the movie... I'll check it out. I like Ben Stein.
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"bing bang boom! hair out...hamburger time" - William Murderface
Would you trust the opinion of an astrophysicist on the topic of a certain new procedure in neurosurgery? Of course not. They have not undergone the proper education and study.
Just the same, I don't want to be told to believe a dentist, a plastic surgeon, or a food scientist (all of those were on the list; I deleted them) on the subject of evolution. They have not undergone the proper study on the subject.
Another couple things about that list: (1.) Since when is a philosopher a scientist? (2.)There are, I believe two, immunologists on the list. How can they in good conscience call themselves anything but staunch supporters of evolution? They see it, FIRSTHAND, every day in their work! Not a day goes by in the work of an immunologist where they don't see a new genetic mutation that makes an organism resistant or immune to a particular substance.
Finally, I am not saying that creationism is necessarily wrong. I am saying that, because of lack of valid scientific evidence and study, creationism does not belong in the science classroom in any more depth than a mention as a theory with no solid proof.
are we at the point in the conversation where we bring up Al Gore...? just curious...
"bing bang boom! hair out...hamburger time" - William Murderface
Since we are now copying and pasting here is some more
"While it is true that many "scientists" disagree with evolution in favor of creationism, that number drops significantly when one considers only those who study nature or life. And it is almost non-existent when one considers only those with expertise in fields like biology, paleontology, geology or astronomy. The above list may seem impressive, but it is out of well over a hundred thousand PhD scientists alive today. It is also important to note that many scientists believe in some sort of god or creator, but are not creationists. Creationism generally refers to strict 6-day creation fundamentalism or the movement to teach that there is a god (who is responsible for creation) in science classes in public schools. About 60% of scientists believe in a personal god. And many believe this god created life indirectly, which can be considered a different sort of creationism. Meanwhile, about 99.85% of earth and life scientists (those same scientists who mostly believe in a personal god) accept evolution as well."
"* In 1998, a study by Larson and Witham appeared on the leading journal Nature ("Leading scientists still reject God"), showing that of the American scientists who had been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, only about 7 percent believe in a personal god. Religious believers form about 40 percent of the less eminent scientists in America.
* A study in Britain, undertaken by R. Elisabeth Cornwell and Michael Stirrat, involved sending a questionnaire to all 1,074 Fellows of the Royal Society who possessed an email address, offering several propositions and asking the scientists to rank their beliefs on that point from 1 to 7. About 23 percent responded and preliminary results indicate that, of these, 3.3 percent agreed strongly (chose 7) and 78.8 percent disagreed strongly (chose 1) that a personal god exists. A total of 12 Fellows chose 6 or 7 to indicate that they were believers, while 213 Fellows chose 1 or 2 to indicate that they were nonbelievers.
Some, if not most, of the scientists who believe in a god would believe in theistic evolution. So the number of eminent scientists who believe in creationism appears to be very small."
Once again.....even if a large number of scientist agreed with I.D. (which is far from the case). You still could not teach I.D. in a science classroom. I.D. Simply does not qualify as science. Anything which contains elements of Supernaturalism is automatically excluded from serious scientific discussion and it certainly can't be taught in a science class.
Here is a very interesting update to that list: http://www.bcseweb.org.uk/index.php/...nistScientists
Also to put that list into some perspective, here is a list of scientist ALL NAMED STEVE who support evolution.......the list currently numbers 877. http://www.ncseweb.org/resources/art..._2_16_2003.asp
Texas just teaches the "TAKS". That's all the hell we care about.......ask any "school board". Forget everything else (no matter which side you're on!)!!! These kiddos got to pass the ultimate end-of-school test regarless of what they have learned. Aw.........jusforgitdtboutit.
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