We're all familiar with the debate. The mainstream world of science says that Intelligent Design is inadmissible in the realm of real science. It can't be tested, therefore it can't be proven.
But, what if I told you that there is an entire scientific organization funded by:
NASA Ames Research Center
National Science Foundation
Department of Energy
US Geological Survey
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
International Astronomical Union
Universities Space Research Association (USRA)
Pacific Science Center
Foundation for Microbiology
Hewlett Packard Company
(right hand column on this page)
. . . and the entire organization is based on looking for Intelligent Design. It would be hard to believe, wouldn't it? But, it exists. SETI, Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, is a well-respected, well funded organization who believes that Intelligent Design is an extremely important scientific concept.
I heard one of their scientists on NPR just the other day. He was asked, "How will you know if what you're observing is from aliens?" To which he responded, "It will have evidence of intelligent design." I almost ran my car off the road, blown away by the hypocrisy. So, intelligent design can be observed in the universe as long as it's designed by aliens and not by God.
Almost too hard to believe. But, in case there's any question, here it is in the FAQ section of their site. They say they are looking for transmissions that are "purposely built," which is a synonym for intelligently designed.
Anybody else see the double standard here?