Creationism/ Intelligent Design is not science

According to my Oxford dictionary, science is defined as: the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.  The problems with creationism and Intelligent Design are that they are not naturalistic and that they are not based on observation or experiment. Because they revlve around the supernatural, thare is no positive evidence for the claims. This also makes them unfalsifiable, because there is no way to rule it out. However, evolution has positive evidence and can easily be falsified. For instance, if paleontologists found a foossilized rabbit in cambrian strata, the whole theory would be either scrapped or drastically changed. However, counter examples like this have not yet occurred, but in Creationism and ID, thins like tht occur regularly, but the refuse acknowledge it and never amend their hypotheses. That is both intellectually dishonest and unscientific. That is why they are not science

Advertisements

Tags: , , , ,

One Response to “Creationism/ Intelligent Design is not science”

  1. Nick Says:

    Agreed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: