Friday, September 15, 2006

ID Related Classes in Universities

Hat tip to Salvador Cordova for this link to college and university classes dealing with intelligent design, Darwinian skepticism or the current debates on the science and/or public policy involved. These issues are not going away any time soon.


At September 17, 2006 3:27 AM, Blogger Ed Darrell said...

I find it interesting that in that entire list, populated mostly by philosophy courses, there is not a single biology course dedicated to detailing how intelligent design is thought to work. You'd think that a biology theory would have at least a graduate level seminar in how it works -- all other theories in biology do.

Could this be because of the paucity of ID research?

At September 17, 2006 6:51 AM, Anonymous Lawrence said...

Ed, ID is about the science of design detection. Explaining how the design was accomplished is a separate question. Your point highlights the fact that mainstream science gives us about the same amount of plausible explanation (none) concerning the Cambrian Explosion and the evolutionary steps of complex biological systems. That is why I am a skeptic.

The focus in philosophy courses is perhaps because scientists fail to address the philosophy of science. Evolutionary theory depends in large part on an a priori philosophical materialism, and many scientists do not want to examine that. I wonder if they even know how to examine that.


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