Recently one of the hosts/guest hosts on 'The View' made mention of Intelligent Design and she was immediately challenged by one of the others. If you hadn't seen it,here it is.
"I don't believe in evolution, but intelligent design, there are many people and great scientists that are all over the world that believe in intelligent design"
"But I believe that the two are not mutually exclusive. And Ben Carson is a man of science, he's a doctor. I mean, he is a great and intelligent surgeon"
" . . . it appears no one on the panel knew what intelligent design means . . ."
"The View isn't a philosophy seminar, nor do the co-hosts include any scientists or science journalists."So wait . . . the DI is loaded with philosophers, lawyers, historians, ethicists, theologians, political scientists, astronomers, at least one metaphysician (what ever that is!), . . . in fact among the leadership of the Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture (its original name), there are only two listed with advanced degrees in any biology-related fields (Denton and Behe). So the DI with this extreme lack of biological training and experience is claiming that The View isn't the right venue for such a discussion? Hey, Pot, Kettle called . . . do you really need to hear the message? Hint, it's a really dark color.
Here are two other comments, one from the View in response to one of Bure's comments:
"[Joy] Behar argued that anyone who visited the Museum of Natural History or studied anthropology should be able to accept that evolution was a fact."
"Joy Behar's rejoinder about the Museum of Natural History isn't really relevant. A museum can display a spectrum of fossils demonstrating that animal life has a very long history and has changed very dramatically over the course of hundreds of millions of years. That says nothing about the mechanism or agent behind that change, which is the question that the theory of intelligent design addresses."
"We can't really say how our own minds work to interact with the world, yet we know they do. It is our universal, repeated, personal experience that shows us that our consciousness interacts with our bodies to produce information, but exactly how it works is not known. So why should we expect to know how the agent(s) responsible for the design of life or the universe may have worked?"
Don't you just love it!