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PlanManStan
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12-13-2013 4:31 PM


I'm somewhat new to EvC (second day, and I've just learned the basics), but I've been involved in this kind of debate for a while now. Is there a legitimate scientific argument to made for ID? Many of the times I have asked people (pastors, friends, relatives, etc.) for any evidence, they usually give me first-hand accounts of divine intervention. Sometimes, they provide me with gaps in other theories. I guess what I am asking here is how good of evidence is first-hand accounts, and how are we to treat gaps in theories, as evidence of another theory or as evidence against the theory at hand? Personally, I don't see them (gaps or first-hand accounts) as scientific because there is no falsifiability. Either there is a gap or not a gap, no debate necessary. First-hand accounts, as well, could easily be lies? What do you think?
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To clarify what you want to discuss, can you provide an example or two of what people have offered in past debates with you as scientific arguments for ID, and briefly describe why you believe they're not really scientific.

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