I attended an Intelligent Design conference to find out if it was ‘religion masquerading as science’. The attendees were mostly Christian, but the speakers and subjects were all about science.
ID is a compelling argument (which deserves better press). It’s disappointing that the debate is reduced to religious rhetoric, but on the other hand the fierceness of the debate has compelled scientists to come out of their labs and share some amazing research – especially in molecular biology.
My only gripe is the use of ‘Naturalism’ as meaning mechanicalism, materialism – a derogatory term – when it is in Nature that we find the incredible complexity that spawned the debate in the first place. So I made this video. I submitted it (unsolicited) to an Intelligent Design conference hoping they would use it – they didn’t.