We have all been impressed by the Discoveroids’ recent demonstration of their “theory” of intelligent design when they called upon it to determine that the Hand of the Desert was the work of an intelligent designer — see Casey Demonstrates Intelligent Design Theory.
Now, dear reader, we invite you to contemplate the meaning of the photo above this post. It comes from NASA. It was their Astronomy Picture of the Day on 01 May 2010, at which time they said:
As far as pulsars go, PSR B1509-58 appears young. Light from the supernova explosion that gave birth to it would have first reached Earth some 1,700 years ago.
Like that formation in the desert, this celestial omen is shaped like a hand. Therefore it has an obvious abundance of specified complexity.
Wikipedia has an article about it: PSR B1509-58. They say:
PSR B1509-58 is a pulsar approximately 17,000 light-years away in the constellation of Circinus discovered by the Einstein X-Ray Observatory in 1982. It is approximately 1700 years old and sits in a nebula that spans about 150 light years. NASA described the star as “a rapidly spinning neutron star which is spewing energy out into the space around it to create complex and intriguing structures, including one that resembles a large cosmic hand.”
CNN’s website has an article about it, from 2009: NASA photos show giant ‘cosmic hand’.
For some reason, the creationists have ignored this phenomenon, but we feel it’s our Curmudgeonly duty to bring it to your attention. The sign is there for all to see. The meaning is clear. Govern yourselves accordingly.
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