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    Irreducible complexity (creationism) vs turtles all the way down (science)

    In the past I have taught my own list of "criteria of a good scientific theory":
    1. Productive of new knowledge
    2. a natural mechanism
    3. testable

    Then when someone brings up a biblical "theory", I have only to ask, "Is it testable? Does it have a natural mechanism?" and I don't hear any more about it.

    But the people pushing creationism are not going to be happy having it taught that way.

    Light is seen through a small hole.

    by houyhnhnm on Sat May 14, 2011 at 08:39:59 PM PDT

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