Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Good questions

Billy D got these questions from a reporter:
- Is there a concrete research program (in the sense of Imre Lakatos) for ID that sets crucial experiments or discoveries on the agenda with which ID could be hardened while at the same time evolution theory would be weakened?

- Is there a crucial experiment or discovery that could falsify ID in Popper’s sense? As far as I can see it neo-darwinian evolution theory’s falsifying discovery would be one that undoubtably reveals design - that is ID is the possible falsification of neo-darwinian evolution theory.
But doesn't offer any answers. No surprise there. How could anyone falsify the existence of a supernatural designer? How could one design a research program built around such a being?

We accept your white flag.