As many of you know, I was preparing for a presentation on Intelligent Design today to a couple of groups of United Methodist pastors. It went well, I enjoyed it, and don't have a single rotten tomato stain (whether that means none were thrown or I'm just good at dodging is for you to guess:>)). However, in my research, I came across a website with some interesting discussions. It basically contained an essay defending ID and then one rebutting it. You may or may not sense any bias in the way the materials are structured, but nevertheless I found it helpful and thought it would be worth linking. So, here it is. I'd be happy to hear your thoughts on it.
Also, one of our regular commentors sent me an interesting analogy that he had heard regarding the use of statistical arguments about the unlikelihood of random changes leading us to where we are. As the story goes, a scientist walks in for a lecture to a group. As he starts, he observes, "On the way in, I noticed a license plate with the number AMX-259. What are the odds of that?" Well, due to a recent occurrence in my own family, I was able to modify this in a way that, I think, hit some of our listeners. My wife has a sister named Ann. In addition my wife was born in the Ath month of the year 19BC (ha, not giving away my wife's age...she'd get me for that:>)). When she went to get our last license plate, the characters were ANN-ABC. What are the odds of that??