I would like to thank Malcolm and Anonymous to make such detailed and thoughtful comments on my thoughts on “Evolution and Intelligent Design”. I agree with some of the points raised by Malcolm but not all of them. And I agree completely with Anonymous. Her original comments are highly recommended.
To continue with the discussion:--
Hundreds of years ago, some scientists were oppressed by people in power because what the scientists theorized were thought to be incompatible with the then dominant view of what the world was like.
Gradually the naturalistic worldview has achieved ascendancy, even dominance in the scientific world.
It is so ironic that once in power, people who hold naturalistic world views turn around to exclude everyone who want to even consider dissenting views.