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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Majority support intelligent design? Some thoughts

From Discovery Institute:

Doubts about Darwin Continue to Mount

Seattle – Just a few months before the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, a newly released Zogby poll shows that the American public overwhelmingly rejects Darwinian theory in favor of intelligent design. When asked if life developed “through an unguided process of random mutations and natural selection,” a standard definition of Darwinism, only 33 percent of respondents said they agreed with the statement. But 52 percent agreed that “the development of life was guided by intelligent design.”

[The majority of the human race has always believed that. Given the predominance of materialst atheism at universities, if they haven't convinced a majority of the public, their cause is a failure.]

“In the Year of Darwin, these figures must represent a terrible disappointment to Darwinian advocates,” commented Stephen C. Meyer, Ph.D., director of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute, which commissioned the poll. “Darwin’s greatest accomplishment was supposed to be the refutation of intelligent design, yet more than a century later the public has grown increasingly disenchanted with Darwin’s claims.”

[Maybe. In my view, far from considering it a terrible disappointment, the Darwinists - assuming they noticed - will do is run to the government for more, more, more funding to front their views, and ramp up the persecution of any who doubt. Maybe they can get Obama to make a statement.]

Dr. Meyer is the author of a new book from HarperOne, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design. He suggested the polling data may reflect a growing awareness of recent scientific developments, documented in his book. As word seeps out from the scientific community, confidence in Darwinism has begun to perceptibly erode:

[Darwin's mechanism - natural selection acting on random mutation produces intricate machinery - was never demonstrated. Most "proofs" are paltry indeed, when you look at the evidence. Belief in Darwin's mechanism was enforced.]

“It’s only in the past decade that the information age has finally come to biology. We now know that biology at its root is digital code. Having advanced to this level of digital technology ourselves, in computer science, we can at last begin to appreciate what is going on inside the cell: the nested coding, digital processing, distributive retrieval and storage systems, the whole operating system in the genome. The cell is doing the same thing a computer’s operating system does, but with far, far greater efficiency.” More here.

[Think of it: You shed millions of cells every day, and every one of them is a more remarkable work of art than your computer. And biodegradeable too.]

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