virus: SRSC

Reed Konsler (
Sat, 6 Feb 1999 15:15:45 -0500

>Tim Rhodes wrote:

>> This is it, folks! In black-and-white; their twenty-year, three-phase
>> strategy to "defeat scientific materialism and its destructive moral,
>> cultural and political legacies" and "to replace materialistic explanations
>> with the theistic understanding that nature and human beings are created by
>> God." This is a rare look straight into the belly of the Beast.

I'd like to say that I agree with just about everything KMO said.

As a scientist, I'm really thrilled at the SRSC's tactics. They want to fund researchers and build their arguments from a groundwork of publically accepted scientific results. They have accepted vast portions of the scientific paradigm as part of their program. So (as KMO implies) since science is my thing, I'm all for the SRSC being the representative for the argument from design. If the community of scientists accepts that "God created the universe" is a productive way to think...well, it's a triumph for science becuase the controversy was negotiated according to the mostly democratic rules of scientific argument. I, for one, would be very happy to dispose of the errant notion that faith and reason are inconsistent.


  Reed Konsler