One of the popular arguments that DesignDeniersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ like to trot out against Intelligent Design is, “ID is an argument from ignorance” . The DesignDeniersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ use this argument to criticize ID for not having enough imagination. In other words, just because Design theorists can’t conceive of how certain biological functions could have come about. It doesn’t mean that it can’t have happen through an unguided naturalistic means. DarwinDefendersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ claim that this current ignorance is nothing more than a gap in their knowledge. DarwinDefendersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ have faith that this ignorance will be filled with their increasing knowledge. The DarwinDefendersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ are proud to be ignorant. Their faith in materialistic naturalism is strong.
For the honest skeptic we recognize that science must work within the confines of empirical evidence, empirical evidence that is observable and available. We can’t base science on faith, fairytales and wishful imagination. From all available data that the scientific world has, Darwinian naturalism is incapable of producing novel organs let alone new distinct species.
DarwinDefendersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ like the atomists, flat earthers, and the ether supporters have the best explanation for the world. They all recognize that there are gaps in their knowledge. They are confident that their faith in their ignorance will be vindicated in future advances. The problem for the DarwinDefendersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ is that we now know enough about how evolution works. Like the modern atomic theory, spherical earth and the special relativity have displaced their predecessors; our biological understandings have displaced Darwinian common descent. What the DarwinDefendersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ are left with is political suppression of their critics through misrepresentation and denial of evidence.