“The fundamental question the theory answers is, accidental or intentional?” he explains. “If it’s accidental, then what’s the point? But if there’s design, we’re here for a reason.” [my emphasis]
And we should suppose that rabbis or priests or imams know everything about the reason and will guide us, poor fellows, that don’t know about it yet! Sholom Lipskar present things from an interesting point of view :
if there’s design, then we’re here for a reason.
When I start reading the part reporting about William Dembski‘s talk, I was thinking: whaou! what a PR movement! This guy will do anything that may help him attack Science, even if it’s completely against his beliefs. Then I came across this citation:
It would be huge in terms of PR because it would give lie to this idea that this is just a conservative Christian thing
That’s clear! the only correction I would like to make at this statement, from my point of view, is that I never thought that this was a « conservative Christian thing », but rather a conservative religious thing.
One of the students commenting Dembski’s talk said:
His words make sense. […] Saying life comes from evolution is like saying a library was made by someone spilling a bottle of ink.
This is an interesting image, making me think about the Rorshas test! Everybody can see something through ink spilling. Probably Dembski et al. infers intelligent design 😉