You won’t believe this, but no sooner did we post The Mechanism of Intelligent Design, but we discovered yet another article on the same topic. This must be more than mere coincidence.
The new one isn’t from the Discoveroids. Oh no, this one has an even better provenance. We found it because of the blaring sirens and lights flashing on the wall display of our Retard-o-tron™. The blinking letters on the wall said WorldNetDaily.
We were directed to an article titled Mechanism behind intelligent design uncovered? At first we thought they were writing about the Discoveroid article, but no — it’s something completely new and original. But before we begin we must warn you: This one is in way out there in Time Cube territory. Really. It’s extremely bizarre, even for WND.
The author is Kelly Hollowell, J.D., Ph.D. She’s described as a scientist, patent attorney and adjunct law professor of bioethics. Also, she’s a senior strategist for something called the Center for Reclaiming America, and a conference speaker and founder of Science Ministries Inc. We haven’t Googled for either of those, but we can pretty well guess what they’re all about. Okay, here are some excerpts from her article, with bold font added by us:
Few e-mails have ever stopped me as cold as the one I am about to describe. In it, the author, a former university professor who wishes to remain anonymous, claims to know the actual mechanism behind intelligent design. That is the mechanism by which God created the universe, our world and all biological life within it.
Okay, so right up front we know that Kelly is going to tell us about an anonymous email she received, one that really impressed her. She continues:
This is especially intriguing as Darwin’s theory of evolution is now hotly contested by arguments of intelligent design. One weakness of ID is its failure to offer a mechanism to counter evolution’s bogus explanation of diversity through macro-mutation. As a result, ID has failed in broad view to distinguish itself as a true scientific theory on the origin of life.
Yes, we know all about the weaknesses of intelligent design, including its failure to offer a mechanism. Let’s read on:
Now, I admit the original e-mail has all the makings of a possible hoax. On the other hand, it could possibly produce one of the most fantastic breakthroughs in scientific theory since Darwin. So which is? I’ll let you decide.
Kelly obviously doesn’t think it’s a hoax or she wouldn’t present it to us. Okay, here it comes — the anonymously-authored theory:
This theory comes from a critical analysis of the Big Bang theory, Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity and quantum physics.
Wow! Whoever the anonymous theorist is, he certainly knows a lot of science. We continue:
In the Bible, we are told that God created the universe out of nothing by using light. This is confirmed by modern cosmologists.
Huh? Oh well, in for a penny, in for a pound. Let’s keep reading:
They acknowledge physical existence had a beginning from complete nothingness (no time, no space and no matter). Then from a single focal point of light the physical world came into existence initially in the form of sub-atomic particles, i.e., the Big Bang theory. Of primary importance were the protons, neutrons and electrons, the basic building blocks of all matter that now exists in the physical universe.
It all came from a single point of light. Light! Light! Just as Genesis says! Wowie! (The singularity was a really bright black hole!) Here’s more:
After this explosive event, these sub-atomic particles were sometime later transformed into atomic nuclei and the various elements. When asked why the sub-atomic particles joined together into the more complex arrangements of nuclei and elements, science answers that it is due to the “electromagnetic force.” This EMF is carried out through an exchange of photons, which are light energy. For example, a photon is emitted by an atom during a transition from one energy state to another.
There again, dear reader, you see that everything is caused by light. Light! Light! Moving along:
Both the Big Bang event and subsequent arrangement of sub-atomic particles, therefore, provide our first opportunity to see light as the interface between the non-physical (spiritual) world and physical existence. Think about it. From light came matter. Then that matter was organized into various elements by EMF.
Aaaargh!! The mind boggles! This is really profound! Here’s another excerpt:
This is supported by Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity concerning the characteristics of light. Specifically, photons of light can behave dually like a stream of high-speed, submicroscopic particles, but also like a wave phenomenon. A wave is defined as a disturbance that propagates and carries energy. As a wave, light does not show the physical property of mass. This non-material characteristic, once again, reveals light as an interface between the non-physical (spiritual) world and the physical universe.
You’re learning things here you never dreamed of knowing, dear reader. Isn’t this exciting? But what about biology? Relax, it’s coming:
Science can confirm at the sub-atomic, atomic and molecular levels that changes are often due to information passed by an exchange of light energy. Unfortunately, as we reach the next level of complexity, which is the progression from the molecular stage to biological life, the processes exceed our current ability to appropriately dissect. But through logic, extrapolation and preliminary scientific findings, we may fairly hypothesize that the same method of applying EMF/light is used as in the earlier stages of progressive development.
What? Here’s more:
For example, the changes from one life form to another may require only slight alterations and/or additions to the overall structure of the DNA molecule. These small structural changes would not occur by mutation as the theory of evolution suggests, but rather by EMF causing and creating ever-increasing complex relationships between the nucleotides along the DNA strand. The combined effects of these small structural changes to the DNA molecule would be sufficient to create progressively complex physical life.
Aha! We get it! What we call mutations are caused by the electromagnetic force, which is based on light. Light! Light! On with the article:
This hypothesis on the origin of life provides a scientifically testable alternative to the mechanism of macro-mutation offered by evolution. My reason for sharing this theory is that I find it intriguing, but I do not have the expertise in physics to test it adequately. I do know as a molecular biologist that Darwin’s theory is unworkable. So my hope is this presentation will intrigue others who are qualified to determine whether this theory has sufficient merit to develop it further, dismiss it entirely or rework into something more plausible.
Now we come to the end, and we assume this is from Kelly, not the anonymous email:
In closing, it is of interest to recall that according to the Bible, God created the world and all that is in it through Christ Jesus who identifies himself as the Light of the World.
She also gives a link to a website where the full email, in all its glory, may be read and studied. Okay, we’ve done all we can, dear reader. We’ve pointed you in the right direction. Light is the mechanism of intelligent design. The rest is up to you.
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