Magic embryology:extensive programming on display (Introduction)

by dhw, Friday, January 26, 2018, 13:31 (1615 days ago) @ David Turell

dhw: As for “prejudiced” scientists, you have agreed that there is a 50/50 chance that they are right, since nobody can tell from the outside whether intelligent behaviour stems from intelligence or from preprogramming. If you think these dedicated scientists, who have spent a lifetime studying cell behaviour, are prejudiced because they opt for the 50% you don’t like, I’m afraid your espousal of the other 50% makes you just as prejudiced.

DAVID: My background in biochemistry allows me to disagree with your scientists on the basis of more than prejudice. You cannot deny their Darwin bias. My ID science folks agree with me.

Cellular intelligence plays no part in Darwin’s theory, and I do not believe for one second that “my” scientists’ conclusions have been influenced by a belief in common descent – a belief you share with them. The concept actually provides a potentially devastating blow to Darwin’s hypothesis of random mutations. And I cannot see why you think experts with both background and foreground in cytogenetics, biochemistry, biology, bacterial genetics, cell biology etc., who share your belief in common descent, are prejudiced, whereas you, with your background in biochemistry and your firm belief in divine preprogramming and/or dabbling, are not.


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