Letter to the Editor: ‘Intelligent Design Speaker’
It frightens and saddens me every time I hear about a speaker such as Dr. Woodward, who was on campus last Thursday to discuss intelligent design.
Woodward and those who agree with him stare blindly in the face of abounding evidence in support of evolution. Rather than presenting evidence for intelligent design, people like Woodward only utilize negative evidence, meaning they explain what we do not know about evolution by attributing it to a divine authority. Their argument is based on the ‘common sense’ that life is too complex not to have had an intelligent designer.
There are too many flaws in nature for this to be logical. For example, if the supposed designer was so intelligent, why do the penguin and ostrich have wings, yet lack the ability to fly?
Intelligent design has no place in the world of science because it is something that cannot be tested and for which there is no actual hard evidence.
From their now disproved argument that the human eye is too complex to have evolved to their repeated failure to disprove Avida, a computer program created by scientists at Caltech and Michigan State that proves the validity of evolution, so far the intelligent design community has failed miserably to actually produce anything of scientific value.
Junior public relations major
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