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Stephen Meyer: Why Scientists Resist Intelligent Design, and More

David Klinghoffer

One of the very cool things about the Science Uprising series is the high quality outtakes it has generated. These are strung together very nicely at the program’s website. Here is Stephen Meyer talking about DNA, biological information, and intelligent design:

You will see Dr. Meyer simultaneously piloting an automobile and lucidly arguing the case for the design inference. He concludes by discussing reasons for the resistance you see to the theory of intelligent design: “A lot of scientists, because of the influence of materialism, are inured to the reality of their own minds and therefore of minds in general.”

One irony, among others, is that the habit of denying or dismissing the mind is fatal to science. That’s because our sensations of the world, on which science is built, are interpreted by the mind, not taken in directly. Meyer: “If the mind isn’t a real entity, then we don’t have any knowledge, let alone scientific knowledge. So mind is presupposed in all scientific inquiry.”