Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New ID Link

I've found another ID blog that discusses the latest breakthroughs in physiology research. It is Darwin's God by Cornelius Hunter, and I will put it on my links in the right column.

Perhaps the ID people sound a little repetitive. That can be good, as I've said before (ha ha). For most people, complex science does not stick the first time. When I am confronted with something I've never seen and/or don't understand, I take in as much as I can. I let my brain play with it, and usually some questions come to mind. Often there will be terms I've never heard. What does this word mean? There are wonderful tools on the Internet for finding out. Though Wikipedia may not be 100% accurate, the language is fairly understandable and it has links to other terms, so you can keep following it until you connect with something you can relate to. It also has pictures in many of its entries, a big help when it comes to DNA, RNA, proteins, etc. When you have a chance to look for further and more accurate information, there's the National Center for Biotechnology Information, which even provides a section with textbooks of biology, microbiology, statistical evaluations, etc. Then there's always your local library, with real people called reference librarians who are happy to help you.

You may even want to go to a talk or take a class about Intelligent Design Theory. The more experts there are in the field, the more of these that will be available. They can help you learn the facts of science that you don't normally hear from regular scientists, especially as they are quoted in the media. Some facts just don't come to light in our culture and you have to dig for them.

Intelligent Design Theory is controversial, and people should become informed about controversial issues. Don't be afraid of facts. You don't have to take a test each time you try to learn something new. The world is fascinating, and the more you learn, the more you will want to know.

2 comments:

Human Ape said...

Intelligent Design Theory

Intelligent design is not a scientific theory. It's not even a scientific hypothesis. There's nothing scientific about it.

"Intelligent Design" are code words that mean "supernatural magic". Serious scientists do not invoke magic to answer scientific questions.

Please stop pretending you can give a religious belief in supernatural magic a different name and call it scientific.

Kay said...

Human Ape,

Sorry it took so long to answer--I'm only on the computer once or twice a day. I agree that many ID advocates are making the wrong arguments about science and religion. What I've been saying (different from them) is that science is different for believers than non-believers. For a believer, science is the study of designed (created) objects and life-forms. Non-believers can look at science any way they want.