There are so many great webcomics out there that every time I mention another I feel as though I should have already brought your attention to it. Scenes From A Multiverse is no exception. It’s clever, funny, and due to its sci-fi nature, often touches on areas in science and related topics.
Of course, this means that intelligent design was bound to come up sooner or later.
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A well-accepted characteristic of a scientific hypothesis is that it must generate predictions about the world against which tests can be run – confirming or falsifying those predictions and thus supporting or not supporting the hypothesis in question. Understandably then, intelligent design proponents need to demonstrate that ID can produce predictions if it is to be taken seriously as a scientific hypothesis and alternative to evolutionary theory.
Historically (as much as I can say “historically” in the context of such a new movement), this has not been a major goal [...]
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Today’s science link is the YouTube channel of QualiaSoup.
Science and critical thinking communication can be tough through the medium of text. Sure, you can have a few pictures in there now and again, but the majority of the information must be absorbed through people sitting there and actively reading what has been written. While that’s legitimate and all well and good, it’s obvious that most people would prefer to watch a visually-stimulating and entertaining video than read text, no matter how well written it is.
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Intelligent design proponents, like those found at the Discovery Institute, love to claim that their intellectual weapon of choice, ID, has a basis in science and the scientific method. A prominent claim within this is that ID is falsifiable, just as all good (wait, no, just all) hypotheses must be in order to be scientific. However, this is frequently disputed by people who see the obvious philosophical flaws in intelligent design – such as Steven Novella and myself, and after we’re finished we think it’s over and done [...]
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