This has been a long time coming, but now we have it. The incredibly silly game of “Yes you are!” and “No we’re not!” has finally come to an end.
Today’s Discoveroid confession is from David Klinghoffer, their journalistic slasher and poo flinger. Recently he stated that the Discoveroids’ intelligent designer — blessed be he! — has the quality of transcendence. That theological term means their designer is not of this universe. He exists beyond time and space, which has previously been said only of Yahweh. Klinghoffer made that unexpected admission in this Discoveroid post.
But now he’s going all the way. His latest announcement is at the Discoveroids’ creationist blog: What’s the Nature of the Source of Cosmic and Biological Design? Meyer Gets Specific. He says, with bold font added by us:
In discussing Cosmos and related matters, we’re kind of in the habit of talking as if there were just two alternatives: a Neil deGrasse Tyson-esque materialism or its reverse, a view of reality amenable to intelligent design. That’s reasonable: it keeps things streamlined.
Yes, the choices are either reality — as described and explained by science — or Oogity Boogity — which is indescribable and inexplicable. What’s wrong with that?
Klinghoffer says there are more alternatives. He refers to a video embedded in his post, which we haven’t looked at, and he explains:
What’s very helpful about this interview with Stephen Meyer, conducted by John Ankerberg, is that Steve details the four, not two, possible world-views: materialism, theism, deism and pantheism.
Ah, four worldviews. But the last three are variants of Oogity Boogity. Let’s read on:
He treats these as hypotheses and asks, given the evidence of design at the beginning of the universe, at the origin of life, and at the origin of complex animal life, which best accommodates and explains the data?
A profound question! Well, it’s only profound if you ignore the absence of evidence which Meyer says is a given. So what’s the answer? Klinghoffer reveals that in the next sentence, which is also the final sentence of his brief post:
Only theism, of course, allows for a source of design that is “transcendent, intelligent, and active in history,” and that is exactly what the evidence demands.
Wow — not even deism will satisfy the Discoveroids. Deism was the belief of many of the Founding Fathers in the glory days of the Enlightenment. But that’s not supernatural enough. Only full-blown theism is consistent with the “science” of the Discoveroids.
We don’t know about you, dear reader, but this has really surprised us. Finally, Klinghoffer admits what the Discoveroids have always denied — but which everyone has known since their wedge strategy slipped out into public view. Their so-called theory of intelligent design is nothing but theism. This is memorable, and it’s likely to have consequences in future litigation over whether their “theory” can be taught in public schools.
Well, David, now that you’re out of the closet, as it were, don’t you feel better?
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