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And, in direct contradiction to Lee Bowman's false claims regarding astrology which Behe defended as a “science,” here is a relevant portion of that testimony:
Q (Rothschild) And using your definition, intelligent design is a16 scientific theory, correct?17 A (Behe) Yes.18 Q Under that same definition astrology is a19 scientific theory under your definition, correct?20 A Under my definition, a scientific theory is a21 proposed explanation which focuses or points to physical,22 observable data and logical inferences. There are many23 things throughout the history of science which we now think24 to be incorrect which nonetheless would fit that -- which25 would fit that definition. Yes, astrology is in fact one,1 and so is the ether theory of the propagation of light, and2 many other -- many other theories as well.
And a moment later,
Q But you are clear, under your definition, the7 definition that sweeps in intelligent design, astrology is8 also a scientific theory, correct?9 A Yes, that’s correct. And let me explain under my10 definition of the word "theory," it is -- a sense of the11 word "theory" does not include the theory being true, it12 means a proposition based on physical evidence to explain13 some facts by logical inferences. There have been many14 theories throughout the history of science which looked good15 at the time which further progress has shown to be16 incorrect. Nonetheless, we can t go back and say that17 because they were incorrect they were not theories.
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