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IMO, the only reason that ID doesn't specify the designer is so that it can pass the non-religious test to get into public schools. Still, it shouldn't affect the Science behind ID whether or not the designer is specified.

Once I was at a seminar where the guest speaker was Dembski. This is at the Christian university where I work, they had a lecture series on creation and evolution and also had a CRI guy, Howard van Till, a Hugh Ross type guy, and a panel of local science profs on separate dates. Dembski had earlier that day spoken at chapel and been very forthright about his own Christian faith. I was one in the audience who he called on for a question after his talk and I asked him about Hebrews 11:3 which I've spoken about here earlier (if it says that we know by faith that the universe is not self-existent, why is he expecting that he'll be able to dsicover specified complexity pointing to a supernatural origin to anything in the universe). Earlier that morning he was all about how crucial this topic is to Christendom, now all of a sudden he's dodging my question by saying that ID isn't specifying the designer as the Abrahamic God. I had been genuinely interested in his response as a fellow Christian, but afterwards I was kicking myself that I hadn't mentioned his chapel message, acknowledged myself that ID doesn't specify the designer, and then asked him explicitly about his own personal views on the passage. Before I had wanted to know his answer, afterwards I was just role-playing how I missed an opportunity to hopefully make him squirm. It was a scales-from-eyes experience for me and put me firmly into the ID-is-disguised-creationism camp.

- Joe
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