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Sabbath School for a New Generation

Among Seventh Day Adventists, Sabbath School is a time for discussion and learning. It is the belief of this site that Sabbath School should be an exciting venue for the discussion of new ideas, instead of rehashing old arguments. So welcome to a virtual Sabbath School, a Sabbath School for a new generation.

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I am an Electrical Engineer, working at Intel in the Portland area. I received my undergraduate degree from Walla Walla College and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California. The views expressed on this website are my own and do not reflect the viewpoints of anybody else. I reserve the right to change my mind at any point in time.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Is Intelligent Design good for Christianity?

There is a recent article on the Association for Adventist Forums website on intelligent design. It is well worth checking out. However I don't think that the author goes far enough. He does acknowledge that ID is not science, but thinks of it as good religion.

However, ID does more harm than good. It sets up a God of the gaps that can be dangerous. The most common example is the so called "irriducibly complex" systems. The argument is basically that these systems could not have been evolved, so therefore they must have been designed. However science is learning how these structures could be evolved, thus leaving less room for God to operate. It would be much better to just reject science altogether, then to try to use weak, psuedo-scientific arguments, to prop up your faith.

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