Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Science and Poker

Science is a bit like poker. You have to ante up some predictions, and you have to have some skin in the game. It keeps us all honest. However, the proponents of Intelligent Design want a free pass. They never put their claims on the line because they never make a falsifiable prediction. Instead, they point to issues that remain as-yet-unexplained from the perspective of Darwinian evolutionary models, and try to count that as evidence for Intelligent Design. Sorry, but you don't get to take the Jackpot without making a bet. ID advocates deserve to be thrown out of the casino.

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