“Undeniably, the power of the design argument as an inference to the best explanation has been seriously weakened since Darwin and Alfred Wallace independently came up with natural selection as a naturalistic explanation for design” (H. De Cruz, J. De Smedt, 2010, p. 679). There is no doubt that Darwin’s work on biological evolution suggesting that humans evolved through a process of natural selection is now seen by many as one of the most powerful substantiations of world
That being said, I feel that both ideas have parts that can be agreed upon by people on both signs. With intelligent design theory, you have to admit that we had to be created by some sort of being whether you want to believe it or not. We just didn’t pop out of nowhere one day and started to live on this planet. Something or someone must have had their hand in creating the intelligent creatures that inhabit the Earth. But I also feel that there are parts of evolution that I do agree with.
It just has multiple theories, and then one eventually corresponds to the regularities of nature, and that is how science acquires empirically successful theories. All the other theories, that turn out to be empirically inadequate, simply do not survive. So although there is no miracle involved in science’s empirical success, truth is not is not the sole assistant either. He is substantially saying that science has at its disposal many different theories, and upon testing their empirically adequacy, they conclude if it is true or not. That would entail that the aim of science is empirical success first, and truth
In Science Studio: Intelligent Design, host Dr. Keith Pannell and guest co-host Dr. Ricardo Bernal, both professors at the University of Texas at El Paso, explored the vast topics that encompass Intelligent Design. Interviewing the former geophysicist and author of the New York Times bestseller book Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design, Dr. Stephen Meyer stated that many believe that Creationism and Intelligent Design are similar but, in fact, they are entirely different. When comparing these two ideologies, one can see that there are two critical distinctions between Intelligent Design and Creationism. First being that Creationism uses the Book of Genesis to conceive the idea of how the Earth
Mindell tells us that “proponents of intelligent design claim that some features of life are too complicated to have evolved naturally. Although they emphasize that the designer is not necessarily God, proponents uniformly believe that God is the designer…” Mindell quotes law professor, Phillip Johnson, a proponent of intelligent design and author of Darwin on Trial: “Our strategy has been to change the subject a bit so that we can get the issue of intelligent design, which really means the reality of God, before the academic world and into the schools.” “Intelligent design proponents clearly believe that God is an active participant in creation, though they are divided as to whether this activity takes the form of front-loading all outcomes at the Big Bang, episodic intervention of the progressive creationism form, or other, less well-articulated possibilities. Theistic evolution, however, is ruled out or at best viewed as an ill-advised accommodation.” Intelligent design can be seen as “faith” taking “fact” seriously by arguing that the complexity of origins cannot be adequately explained by evolutionists. Scott, however, says that “even if natural selection were unable to explain the construction of irreducibly complex structures, does this mean that we must now infer that intelligence is required to produce such structures? And David Sloan Wilson argues: “Nature has always and correctly been regarded as a cornucopia of function.
Even though intelligence is one of the oldest phenomena of states and societies, theoretical basis of intelligence is still undeveloped. Moreover, it might be argued that essentiality of theory of intelligence has been ignored. Firstly, it is tried to indicate why theory of intelligence is essential to study in terms of efficiency of intelligence. There are some essential questions are tired to be answered such as how theory may affect and increase the efficiency of intelligence? How experts of intelligence and decision makers can benefit from theory of intelligence in order to protect state’s interests and goals?
Lewis also argues that the scientific method cannot explain if God exists or not (58). This is true because no observations and experiments can be done to find an answer to God’s existence. Furthermore, people that have a strong faith will not long for scientific answers in order to have believe in God. I cannot disagree with any of the arguments Lewis provides because they all acknowledge the existence of God and do not question God’s existence.
“If we mean scientific method-controlled experiments in laboratories with disprovable hypotheses and reproduceable results-lots of us don’t do that. I don’t do that but there’s long been an anthropological line: let’s take the term in its German sense, which just means trying to put order on knowledge. I’m totally comfortable with that-I claim science”. These are the words of Robert Weller, the chair of the College of Arts and Science anthropology department about the ongoing debate on the sense on which anthropology is a science and to what extent [Rich Barlow, BU Today, 18 May 2011]. This has been a long standing debate in the anthropological world and science circles.
This power of God over nature can be explained by this ‘intelligent design’ concept. Even though this idea is generally opposed by the scientific community, has not found support from mainstream scientists and is occasionally labeled ‘neocreationism’(Young & Edis, 2004, p. 1), it is an interesting idea that has become popular with individuals who are neither entirely persuaded by religion, nor by science. Scientific and religious communities could both potentially agree on this explanation, as it incorporates both evolution theory and religious views on the origin of life. If the ‘intelligent design’ theory allows students to be confronted with both views, they will be able to form a more educated opinion on the subject, and thus become better-informed
Title: Why social science research is necessary? Nowadays, social science study plays an important role in the development of a country that has knowledgeable society and healthy society. Social science refers to any scientific study about human interaction and action that focus on the behavior and thought which it is known as social. Research in social science is widely where it will bring benefits to the society. Research in social science provides several of information that influences the society in a country.