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Author Topic:   Is Intelligent Design An Open Movement?
PaulK
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Message 7 of 91 (689073)
01-28-2013 1:30 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Spiritual Anarchist
01-27-2013 7:17 PM


I don't think that ID is an open movement, even if there is little visible formal organisation. I know of at least one ID supporter who said that he had been invited to leave the movement because his views were considered unacceptable (although Behe hasn't been asked to leave despite straying a long way from orthodoxy).

And whether there is a formal movement or not the term ID is so strongly associated with the Discovery Institute crowd that I think it would be foolish for anyone who did not follow the party line to claim to support ID.


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Message 68 of 91 (689696)
02-03-2013 8:23 AM
Reply to: Message 65 by Genomicus
02-02-2013 7:05 PM


Re: Is Intelligent Design An Open Movement?
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Understood. I'm having difficulty imagining what I'd be called if not an ID proponent, though.

If your position is so poorly developed that it must be described by a term which stretches all the way to full-on Young Earth Creationism, I'd suggest that it probably doesn't deserve a name.


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Message 77 of 91 (689797)
02-04-2013 5:43 PM
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02-04-2013 11:10 AM


Re: Is Intelligent Design An Open Movement?
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But I agree with Paulk who said that you do not need a term for your position. Ideas that matter need names. The private musings of a tiny handful of eccentrics do not.

That's not exactly what I said. My point is that if Genomicus had a reasonably specific hypothesis then he could name his position after that. If he doesn't then it is far better to not give his position a specific name than give it a name that is both too broad and misleading due to it's very strong association with creationism.


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