What is his advice, I wonder…
Don’t bury the lead: there are intelligent design scientists?
What was his advice though?
Here’s what I got from his advice for ID students:
- No rewards to pursue, in fact disincentives exist. Students should run with their ideas despite obstacles.
- ID is a minority position and it will be difficult.
- If you want to be respected by mainstream schools / academies, do something different instead.
- You may not get recognition, but you will get satisfaction.
- Declaring for ID is likely to get you into trouble.
They are referring to aspiring scientists. Those intending to pursue this path. They could have crafted the title more accurately.
That’s aspiring toward a nonexistent, in fact oxymoronic field. ID isn’t science; it’s apologetics. And curiously, the advice contradicts what Dembski has actually done, as he has abandoned the life.
He was speaking on three hours of sleep, though. So he may have forgotten.
Interesting that it’s the same advice which could be given to aspiring Flat Earthers and Geocentrists.
Probably moreso in the post-grad studies of these two, very important, areas of study.