THE neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids) are promoting another creationist book. Their blog announces: Interview with Intelligent Design Mathematician Granville Sewell Now Online
Who is “intelligent design mathematician” Granville Sewell? Wikipedia informs us:
Edward Granville Sewell is an American mathematician, university professor, and intelligent design advocate. He is currently a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Texas, El Paso.
Sewell is signatory to the Discovery Institute’s A Scientific Dissent from Darwinism petition. … [H]e reiterates the view that evolution violates the second law of thermodynamics.
Impressed? There’s more to come. Here are some excerpts from the Discoveroid blog article, with bold added by us:
A new website has just launched in support of Dr. Granville Sewell’s new book, In The Beginning and Other Essays on Intelligent Design. Along with information about the book, there is a nice brief interview with Sewell that you will want to read.
We wrote about Sewell and his book a couple of weeks ago: Math Disproves Evolution. It must be great book because it’s published by Discovery Institute Press.
Let’s read on in the Discoveroid blog. They give us a sample question & answer from the online interview. Check this out:
Q. You express some doubt that even under “the right conditions, the influx of stellar energy into a planet could cause atoms to rearrange themselves into nuclear power plants and spaceships and computers.” This, you say, ought to be “considered an open question” at least by scientists and the public alike. Why isn’t it?
That’s a question worth highlighting by the Discoveroids? Here’s Sewell’s answer, which is so loaded with wisdom that we’ll break it into smaller paragraphs for easy reading:
A. A typical college physics text I read contains the statement “One of the most remarkable simplifications in physics is that only four distinct forces account for all known phenomena.”
Most people just haven’t ever thought about things in this way, that if you don’t believe in intelligent design, you must believe this claim, that the four unintelligent forces of physics caused atoms on Earth to rearrange themselves into nuclear power plants, spaceships and computers.
When they do think about it, they may start to see things a little differently. This is part of the “broader view” that is often missed by biologists, but noticed by mathematicians and physicists.
Good, huh? That’s the teaser the Discoveroids think will encourage you to click over to Sewell’s website where you can hear the entire interview in all its brilliance. Then you’ll want to run out and buy his book. And then you’ll be convinced that creationism is the way to go.
Oh, at the very end, the Discoveroid article reminds us that Sewell thinks Darwin’s theory is “easily the dumbest idea ever taken seriously by science.”
It looks like the Discoveroids have found another champion; and maybe Casey will have another hero. In Seattle, life is good.
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