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The methodology of science rules out even considering design (Talk.Origins)

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This article (The methodology of science rules out even considering design (Talk.Origins)) is a response to a rebuttal of a creationist claim published by Talk.Origins Archive under the title Index to Creationist Claims.


Claim CI401:

The methodology of science limits itself to considering only natural causes. This rules out the possibility of design as a cause, even though inferring design, consistent with scientific methods, is logically based on data observed in nature.

Source: Calvert, John H., W. S. Harris and J. F. Sjogren, 2001. Science standards (letter to Kansas State Board of Education, 8 Feb. 2001).


CreationWiki response:

The cited source says nothing of the kind, in fact it says the exact opposite. What the article is saying in the quoted text is that the science education guidelines proposed by the Kansas State Board of Education defines science in a manner that eliminates all but natural explanations.

The article is not talking about the methodology of science, but how it is taught in public schools.

Talk Origins is clearly misrepresenting the content of this letter, and is there by setting up a Straw Man.

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