Friday, January 1, 2010

ID for non-believers

From Marvin Olasky's interview with David Berlinski in World...

The existence of David Berlinski is a problem for Darwinists who attempt to stigmatize critics by labeling all of them as religious creationists.

Olasky describes him as a 67-year-old secular Jew, agnostic, taught at Stanford, Rutgers, among other schools, Ph.D. from Princeton University, and author of "curmudgeonly books" such as The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions and Deniable Darwin and Other Essays.

Berlinski, proceeding from a scientific rather than a Christian viewpoint, sees "big holes in Darwinism. It's inadequate as a theory, and I feel very sympathetic, very warm, towards Intelligent Design." He also sympathizes with ID Daniels: "The academic world does not reward any kind of dissent..."

Perhaps because he cannot be typed as "some sort of religious nitwit," secular critics of Darwin sometimes confide in Berlinski: "There is a lot of dissent out there that is unexpressed. When I talk to mathematicians they say, 'We knew this stuff all along but we're not going to open our mouths.' When I talk to biologists, some of the good ones say very candidly, 'Darwin? That's just the party line.'"


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