Boy, you guys had me going in circles trying to figure out where that quote came from.
Off topic? Isn't that descriptive of the whole thread?
I don't suppose I'm supposed to quote a phantom post, but since it's already been quoted, I'd like to respond to the comment about scientists who are in favor of an intelligent design explanation for the universe. The comment is opinion, not fact. I came across an interesting article in Natural History
magazine that's a sort of debate on intelligent design. I reproduce below the bios of the scientists writing the pieces in favor of
Michael J. Behe, who received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978, is a professor of biological sciences at Pennsylvania's Lehigh University. His current research involves the roles of design and natural selection in building protein structure. His book Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution is available in paperback (Touchstone Books, 1998).
William A. Dembski, who holds Ph.D.'s in mathematics and philosophy, is an associate research professor at Baylor University and a senior fellow with the Discovery Institute in Seattle. His books include The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance Through Small Probabilities (Cambridge University Press, 1998) and No Free Lunch: Why Specified Complexity Cannot Be Purchased Without Intelligence (Rowman and Littlefield, 2001).
Jonathan Wells received two Ph.D.'s, one in molecular and cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and one in religious studies from Yale University. He has worked as a postdoctoral research biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and has taught biology at California State University, Hayward. Wells is also the author of Icons of Evolution: Science or Myth? Why Much of What We Teach About Evolution Is Wrong (Regnery Publishing, 2000).
Not exactly fitting the description posted.
The article is here: http://www.actionbioscience.org/evol....html#wellsbio