Sunday, August 14, 2005

An Honest Bias - Not So Good Science Alert

Harvard is out to show God He wasn't needed in creation... okay, that' my head line for this article.

Here is a prime quote:

"My expectation is that we will be able to reduce this to a very simple series of logical events that could have taken place with no divine intervention," said David R. Liu, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard."

I can't wait. I trust the Lord ain't sweating it too bad.

3 comments:

Broken Messenger said...

I always get a chuckle out of such grand, sweeping statments. Irreducible complexity, for instance, is going to make reaching the "simple" in order to show a logical processsion, a very difficult thing to do.

The fact is the more you break down living organisms into smaller pieces, the bigger this task becomes. The same applies for the cosmic side of evolution, particularly as you are forced to explain producing something from nothing within the bounds of the whole time, space and mass thing that Einstein defined in his theories.

Brad

Kerry Doyal said...

Well said. When we see the complexity of "simplicity" we should be prompted to praise the One who made us, not erase Him out.

Kirk Bartha said...

I smiled at the "sweatin it" line. It's all about his grace. Ideology can force people into the dumbest constructs. A great read on this is "On Equilibrium" by Canadian philosopher John Ralston Saul. It has nothing to do with present science, but its all about how these kinds of attitudes can be formed in whole societies of people who should be smarter than that. I know too many dumb Creationists too. While I'm on this, another good read on the formation of attitudes is Jacques Ellul's "Propaganda" written over a generation ago...but a primer. Anyway, it was fun stopping by.