Oleg(t) has dismissed most of us ID proponents as being nothing but a bunch of amateurs. I won't deny his accusation. When it comes to the field of biology, most of us are amateurs. (Of course, when it comes to recognizing other conscious minds and products of intelligent design, I think we are all experts.) But I will deny the relevance of his accusation. You see, the experts of biology, Dawkins, Coyne, Ken Miller, and others, keep writing popular books for us amateurs, in order to convince us of the truth of evolution. Why? Apparently they think we are capable of evaluating the evidence if it is presented to us properly. If they think we are capable of evaluating the evidence, then I see no need to listen to the accusation of another rank amateur telling us that we are not capable of evaluating the evidence.
I value Oleg(t)'s opinion, if for no other reason than that he is one of the only regular critics who hasn't been banned from TelicThoughts, yet. If he wishes to contribute to the discussion and debate of ID in biology, I think we should welcome his opinions. If he only wishes to remind us that we are mostly amateurs, we should thank him for the reminder, and continue on with our discussion and debate. But I grow weary of those who want to engage Oleg(t) on that accusation, or even start hurling insults at him. As usual, I will ban them from my threads. This means you, ID Guy and Gringo Royale. If it were up to me, both of you would be banned from TT, and proper critics, such as Arthur Hunt, Zachriel, or Raevmo would be allowed back.