1.6% of the North American population says, “Best Evidence” or “Agents of Causal Adequacy,” that are KNOWN to bring about the effect in question are judged to be better candidates than ideas that are merely theoretical.”
Because that is a scientific axiom, that’s what these people say they believe.
In reality, what they rest their faith upon is something entirely different. When the Best Evidence points to an intelligence other than our own, then all bets are off. Then any atheist origin of life mythology is acceptable.
What do we experience now, in the present, that is capable of producing digital code or specified complexity? Intelligent design.
What does our uniform experience tell us is always responsible for the development of highly formulated information? Intelligent design.
That we consistently observe this to be true is critically important because this portion of the population DEMAND that nothing can be believed without consistent observation and verification. Snerk! Atheists have the highest motivation to accept this premise but that makes no difference when it comes to their blind faith.
When it goes against what these people WANT to believe, best evidence or causal adequacy means absolutely nothing.
Because an intelligence that pre existed our own is required for the results in question (the specified, formulated, coded information that governs life) this small portion of the population says that this information and the cell’s information processing ability is the only exception to the rule. In this case, they say, the equivalent of 1000 volumes of specified, formulated, coded information evolved from inanimate, inorganic gas.
That’s what they say.
The single most crucial example of where intelligent design is required (second only to the existence of the universe) to explain the observed evidence and these people say that the scientific axiom does not apply.
Even though these people say that without observation and verification nothing can be believed these people maintain this implausible position not because of the evidence but in spite of the evidence. They have to or their belief system will collapse.
That’s what these people are like. It’s how they think