A scientific leap, but without the faith: In the Dover courtroom, proponents of intelligent design could be heard repeating their mantra: « Evolution is just a theory. It’s not a fact. » Scientists would then point out the categorical error: A theory is a framework to explain the facts. A theory is one level up from fact, so the mantra ought to go, « Evolution is not just a fact. It’s a theory. »
The theory of intelligent design is not only not falsifiable; there is simply no way to test it. But that is not the main reason it is not science. The main reason is, that ID does not actually explain anything. When we ask, « Why is the world the way it is? » it answers, « Because it was designed that way. » The world is the way it is because it is that way. That might be the furthest from a useful, satisfactory explanation you can get.
use the framework
février 5, 2006 par iorsd