Spot on about what? That you're ignorant, and willfully so?
Originally Posted by Chickenooble
Like I said, Intelligent Design theory is based on ignorance. Science tries to find the answer to what is not known. By your own admission, people who believe in Intelligent Design are happy to be ignorant.
Science says it'll attempt to find the answers, and Intelligent Design says, "Go ahead." So far, Science hasn't discovered anything on this front. If we're keeping score: Intelligent Design: 0, Science: 0. GG?
Which precisely is what science is for. To seek answers and learn. To gain knowledge through a specific process of gathering evidence and conducting experiments to aquire truth and knowledge.
It's possible that an inability to discover God would be due to technological limitations. Before the second industrial revolution, if you told someone, "One day houses will be illuminated with something other than candles and fire", you would've been laughed at. Even 100 years ago, you would've been laughed at if you said, "In 100 years, we'll be sending messages to people half a world away in seconds, via electrons." Who knows where we'll be in the next couple decades or century.
Intelligent Design Theory is giving up and remaining ignorant. It's simply saying "I don't know, so someone smarter than me must have done it". Now, if there was some coordinated effort by believers in intelligent design to gather evidence and actually prove their theory, that would be something worth debating, but that is exactly the opposite of what they do. Intelligent Design believers simply say "God did it" and use that as an excuse to not even look for evidence or reason.
On the contrary, you already have shit on ALL theory outside of intelligent design by even suggesting that intelligent design theory has any scientific merit at all.
It's not my theory. I don't support any theory on the origin of life... I'm not going to shit on any of them, either. No one has an answer, that's why.
Intelligent design is NOT science. No attempt is made to study or prove it. It's the opposite of science, it's willful ignorance.
To answer that question would require science.
To answer your question: It depends.
We know, for a fact, that life started at some point. If a scientist can, in a lab, reconstruct the conditions needed for life to spring from mud, then I would think, "Ok. So, life can spring from mud. That's pretty cool." I'd be even more convinced if that artificially created life was capable of replication and mutation because that's essential to the equation. Regardless, it wouldn't answer the question, "Did some supernatural force create these conditions in the first place."
So tell me, who is doing the scientific research to prove intelligent design? What scientific evidence have they gathered, what scientific experiments have they done to either confirm or deny their beliefs, and what efforts do they have planned for further scientific research in that field of study?
If your answer is nothing, then it's NOT SCIENCE.
We are if you follow intelligent design. And we will remain so until a real scientists proves we aren't.
In all the vastness of the universe -- are we alone?