Monday, November 14, 2005

Intelligent Design -- testable predictions

OK, I am not learned enough to pretend I understand everything about the whole "Evolution vs. Intelligent Design" debate, but William Saletan made an excellent in point in a Slate Magazine article that a lot of my fellow Christians would do well to understand.
A core principle of modern science is that theories have to make predictions. A belief that doesn't make testable predictions isn't a theory and can't be taught in science classes.
I would change "can't be taught" to "shouldn't be taught," but the point stands.

This is the same philosophy required for an objective interpretation of Scripture. That is, we can come to an agreement about what God's Word says by looking at the same text and concurring with each other. Without this approach to truth, the Protestant Reformation would have never happened.


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