Kevin Miller, XI
Kevin Miller, ksī
Kevin Miller, *sigh*
I love how Intelligent Design is SO NOT Creationism.
I love how professional proponents of ID, when confronted by real scientists and real educated laymen, feign ignorance. Go all Po-Mo “different ways of knowing”. Act like little know-it-alls, but when they get stuck and cant provide evidence for their parroted claims, they pull ‘Oh gorsh golly! I aint no scientist!’ And all their personal sources are conveniently Anon.
As for being mystified by “my cause,” my main interest in this project is the whole philosophy of science angle. How do we conceptualize science and its implications? How can we know that we know anything?
This is supremely ironic in a field that introduced us to ideas like transitional forms, evolutionary trajectories and continuums of change. You just can’t seem to shake free of the “either/or” “black/white” thinking that pretty much became untenable during the first decades of the 20th century. You bear all the marks of the religious fundamentalists you despise: A complete inability to countenance two seemingly contradictory ideas in your brain and a fervent need to squash and destroy anyone who diagrees with you.
I’d rather disentagle the scientific questions from the religious questions so that the real question becomes, can ID produce compelling evidence and arguments to back up their theories? I think the jury is still out on that. But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get a chance to try. Virtually all of the IDers I met–and I met a lot–appeared to be sincere, hard-working scientists just like their peers.
The way I see it, one reason ID is so controversial is that it argues mind precedes matter in the form of a creative intelligence; whereas classic evolutionary theory says that mind is a product of matter.
I think this is a good question. Unfortunately, I’m not a scientist so I can’t wheel out a stack of journal articles or anything like that. But I can say that several scientists we talked to in our film–especially cell biologists–are finding the assumption of design quite useful in their work.
As I said on my blog, as a documentary filmmaker, I’m under no obligation to be objective.
Yeah, all that Po-Mo shit? Kevins ‘concern’ about science and evidence and real research and such?
Hes just a good old fashioned YEC, participated in EXPELLED to win souls for Jesus.
Creation, Resurrection Pictures’ first original film project– a humorous and tearful story of a high school biology teacher’s struggle to expose the lie of evolution, based on the life of creation evangelist Dr. Kent Hovind and written by Kevin Miller the writer of “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” is scheduled for production in 2010.
Yeah, normal people make movies with Evangelical film companies about poor, persecuted Kent HOVIND.