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Thursday, April 07, 2011

ID in Awake! magazine

The April 2011 edition of Awake!-- a magazine of Jehovah's Witnesses -- has an article ( page26 ) describing a special glue secreted by the sandcastle worm that the worm uses to build its tubular house of particles of sand and shell. The glue hardens quickly underwater. Synthetic versions of the glue are also discussed.

The article then asks "did the sandcastle worm's unique glue come about by chance? Or was it designed?"

Of course, many ID arguments are much more sophisticated than this. But JW's are mostly creationists and therefore tend to be easily persuaded by ID arguments (probably many JW's consider ID arguments to be blasphemous because these arguments imply doubt of God's word --to hell with Dover Judge"Jackass" Jones' ruling that ID cannot"uncouple" itself from creationism) In a recent opinion poll --only 8 percent of JW's agreed with the statement,"evolution is the best explanation for the origins of human life on earth."

And JW is not a minor sect -- I see Kingdom Halls all over the place. Yet Darwinists tend to ignore JW --and 7th Day Adventists and Mormons --when claiming that large Christian sects accept evolution.

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