I wasn’t following this thread in detail, but I noticed that it was basically one ID supporter (@Edgar_Tamarian) versus @AllenWitmerMiller, @John_Harshman, @Mercer, @Rumraket, @Timothy_Horton, @evograd, @swamidass, @T_aquaticus. Now, I’m not an ID supporter myself. But this forum is currently majority pro-evolutionary science. ID proponents in the past (it might have been @Agauger) have commented on how hostile this community might seem to those from the ID camp. Even if many of you are just arguing in good faith, it is intellectually exhausting for one person to argue against eight people at the same time, even if they might have some valid points. Imagine if this place was a physical space, like an open cafe, and the moment somebody new walks in, they are immediately surrounded by eight “well-meaning” people who question every little thing they say.
If we want this community to be a place where we can actually have dialogue with people of different viewpoints (including ID and even YEC), then I think it would be good for pro-evo people to sit out and just observe whenever there are already 2-3 other people engaging with someone from a different camp. What do you guys think?