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Friday, July 01, 2005

World Summit on Evolution

The 'Woodstock of Evolution' shows that ID has failed to dissuade much of the Evolution community:

"Creationists and other outsiders contend that science is a cosy and insular club in which meetings are held to enforce agreement with the party line, to circle the wagons against any and all would-be challengers, and to achieve consensus on the most contentious issues.

"This conclusion is so wrong that it cannot have been made by anyone who has ever attended a scientific conference. The World Summit on Evolution, like most scientific conferences, revealed a science rich in history and tradition, data and theory, as well as controversy and debate. From this I conclude that the theory of evolution has never been stronger," writes Shermer.

I have never attended an Intelligent Design conference, but I would be surprised if they bicker, argue and debate the way scientists do. Yet, after all the controversy among those who study it, evolution is still widely accepted. Why? Because:

Knowledge not including what Darwin really said, and interpreted through the filters of ID and other pseudoscientists, is incomplete, superficial and vacuous.