Saturday, March 04, 2006

Groothuis ID article translated into Finnish

My editorial defending Intelligent Design, which first ran in The Rocky Mountain News, is now available in a Finnish translation.


Douglas Groothuis, Ph.D. said...

The article is posted elsewhere on the blog. It was originally in "The Rocky Mountain News" last December, I think.

Douglas Groothuis, Ph.D. said...

Mr. Stockwell gives the stock response of poisening the well (fallacy): only scientists can speak of scientific theories and evidence. This is also known as closing the ranks to keep out alternative voices. Moreover, I am not a "theologian," but a Christian philosopher. I have no theological degrees, but three in philosophy.

I could adduce any number of quotes that make clear that evolutionary biology will admit no explanation outside of chance and necessity. See the famous book by J. Monod of that title. This is the philosophical commitment. A very (in)famouse pronouncement was made by Richard Lewontin in "The New York Times" about a decade ago while reviewing a book by Carl Sagan. No matter how forced or strange naturalistic arguments seem, we must accept them since the alternative is theism. The commitment is to naturalism, come what may.

ID is a fledging movement, but the naturalistic establishment would like to kill it in the crib as opposed to letting it find its legs and compete in a fair manner. Even NPR ran a story a few months ago about how anti-Darwinists are persecuted by Darwinists. ID has produced a several peer-revied articles and several hundred scientists have signed a statement rejecting Darwinism. This can be found at

Douglas Groothuis, Ph.D. said...

Mr. Stockwell is wrong: the list of scientists that question Darwinism lists their credentials.