Tthe blaring sirens and flashing lights of the Drool-o-tron™ drew our attention to the blinking letters of its wall display, which said WorldNetDaily (WND). As you know, WND was an early winner of the Curmudgeon’s Buffoon Award, thus the jolly logo displayed above this post.
Wow — what a title! It sounds like something from the Discovery Institute. Has Farah become a convert to the Church of the Intelligent Designer? If so, that’s big news! Here are some excerpts, with some bold font added by us for emphasis:
We all know what information is. We know it when we see it. If we find a new website, for example, we all know someone created it – no matter how good or bad it is. We know, for instance, that it didn’t just evolve – or appear as a result of chance or a random series of viruses and electronic mutations. Think of how infinitely more complex a single, “simple” plant or animal cell is.
What a perfect analogy — a website and a living organism! This is going to be great. Farah says:
Back in the days of Charles Darwin, scientists didn’t know much about the cell. So, to many people, the idea that animals could evolve as a result of “natural selection” and random mutations seemed to make some sense.
Right — mutation and natural selection make sense, but only for creatures with simple, uncomplicated cells. That’s obvious!
Now, however, with the knowledge of the complexity of all living cells, information science and DNA, the notion of animals changing from one kind to another or, even more preposterously, that even a single-cell animal would spring to life through spontaneous generation, is considerably more difficult to imagine.
Yes — complex cells would undergo a lot more mutation, and that means — oh, wait a minute. And if he thinks it’s easy for a simple cell to “spring to life through spontaneous generation,” then why couldn’t it eventually go on to become more complicated? And why would it be easy only for organisms made of simple cells to evolve into another kind of organism? Farah is way ahead of your humble Curmudgeon. Ah well, let’s read on:
It’s why evolution in the macro sense is sometimes called “a fairy tale for adults.” I would add, “It’s a fairy tale for adults who don’t want to consider the alternative.” What is the alternative? The only alternative is the one often laughably mocked by people like Richard Dawkins – “intelligent design.”
He’s right — it’s either the fairy tale of evolution, or else it’s intelligent design — which requires the fairy tale of a magic designer. Then he gives some brilliant examples: a book requires an author, a house requires a builder, and therefore life, which is even more complex, requires even more information. After that he quotes the bible as authority. This is a powerful essay!
There’s not much point in quoting any more. We’ve seen it all before at the Discoveroids’ website — except for the bible quotes. What we’ve got here an indication that a light bulb has gone off in Farah’s head — a very dim bulb — and he’s become a convert to intelligent design. Now he’s going to lead all his drooling readers in that direction. The Discoveroids must be delighted — their movement is growing!
It’s always a thrill to see a creationist reach out from the darkness and grab a new idea. Who says they’re incapable of learning?
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