Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Dani's New & Hot (Week 4) + Book Review Link

My new & hot this week is a follow-up on our discussion about the Darwin vs. Design debate.

Here's a summary of what happened at the Darwin vs. Design conference that occurred on April 13-14 at SMU in Dallas.

The presentations dealt with:
1) The universal constants that describe the earth's position in the universe and how the earth's position cannot be by chance, but that an intelligent being must have placed the earth where it is.

2) The vast diversity seen in the genome cannot be produced by random, undirected mutations, as Charles Darwin theorized, and thus intelligent design is the only other option.

3) The interconnected nature of biological complexity (i.e. one organ affecting another, which affects another, etc.) cannot be explained by Darwinism, and only makes sense under the idea of intelligent design.

My main argument against these arguments are HOW?! I'm interested in attending one of these conferences just to see how these "scientists" are attempting to back up their belief in intelligent design. For me, the scientific part of their argument (i.e. vast diversity observed in genome) is completely disconnected from the pro-intelligent design part (i.e. only an intelligent creator could have done this).

On another funner note, there's a game called "Darwin the Monkey," which is like Donkey Kong, but for computers: http://www.rocksolidgames.com/
The graphics are cute, but it has nothing to do with Charles Darwin himself besides the fact that spelling "DARWIN" gets you extra points.

And my book review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A1KK6JIHF12WQY/ref=cm_cr_auth/002-5828627-0155228?ie=UTF8&sort%5Fby=MostRecentReview

See you guys tomorrow!

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