“Science is a philosophy of discovery; intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance.” - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson - “The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”
How much credence should we give a man who thinks that science is always true?
More than we should give a god for which no real evidence exists.
I found this explanation of why the original article was wrong:
David Gelernter’s article isn’t about abiogenesis.
Well, yes it is, I quote, “Could nature really have pulled out of its hat the invention of life, of increasingly sophisticated life-forms and, ultimately, the unique-in-the-cosmos (so far as we know) human mind—given no strategy but trial and error? The mindless accumulation of small changes?”
Abiogenisis is the “invention of life” from chemicals in a sort of trial and error. The process Gelernter describes, “Starting with 150 links of gibberish, what are the chances that we can mutate our way to a useful new shape of protein?” is abiogenisis. Abiogenisis is what Gelernter says couldn’t have happened because the probabilities are too low. But as the article I posted notes, Gelernter’s calculations are way off.