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Subject:  ID prediction wins over Darwinian Date:  11/26/2007  10:03 PM
Author:  bdhinton Number:  12335 of 26642

It might be hoped that Darwinian evolutionary biologists would acknowledge that errors have been made; that Darwin's claim for the appendix being useless was a claim made from ignorance rather than knowledge; that their theory had coloured their understanding of the data; etc. But no - what we get is this response to the new research:

The idea "seems by far the most likely" explanation for the function of the appendix, said Brandeis University biochemistry professor Douglas Theobald. "It makes evolutionary sense."

It makes evolutionary sense ONLY because evolutionary theory is apparently infinitely adaptable to data and the storytelling mentality prevails. It should be remembered that functionality was the prediction of biologists with a creation or design mentality, and it was not the prediction of evolutionary biologists. On this occasion, the people with a design perspective were right and the Darwinians were wrong. Let's remember this next time we hear creation or ID being decried as being unable to make any scientific predictions!

But this has probably been mentioned on AF, or some other website I'm supposed to be monitoring, so is not really worthy of mention here.
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