Sunday, May 18, 2008

Science Fiction Writer Orson Scott Card on Intelligent Design

This piece by Orson Scott Card on Intelligent Design is a mixed bag, and some of what he has to say would get shot down by both sides were he to air it in a debate forum, but he has a few interesting things to say.

6 comments:

SoD said...
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Anonymous said...

Why should we care what Orson Scott Card has to say about intelligent design creationism or evolution? Does this "science fiction author" have any qualifications in biology or other sciences? Check out his wikipedia page. Anyone can have an opinion on anything, but he does not demonstrate any real knowledge of the subject.

Martin Cothran said...

I suppose someone could respond by asking why we should care about what an anonymous person on the comments section of a blog has to say about what Orson Scott Card has to say about intelligent design too, couldn't they? Particularly when than anonymous person does not demonstrate any real knowledge of the subject.

Oh, and at least Orson Scott Card has a Wikipedia page. I can't find one for an "anomymous".

Art said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Of course once again Martin does not really reply to questions.

Are sources like Orson Scott Card where your "knowledge" of science comes from?

"Anonymous" is a choice you give for posting. If it really hurts you when people pick it, you could eliminate it as an option. On the internet you can make up any name you like. If I signed with a fake name would you feel better?

Martin Cothran said...

Thank you for the web reference. Funny thing though, there is nothing there about scientific expertise.

It sounds like maybe you are the same "Anonymous" (there are so many of you using the same name, it gets confusing) who has already asked me what science material I read, and I gave an answer. I, then, asked you what works on logic you were reading, since you were attempting to use it on this blog (in contrast with myself, who have made no statements requiring scientific expertise), and you never gave me an answer.

Still waiting...