The Discoveroids Will Answer Your Questions

This was just posted at the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog, and it has no byline: Helping Us to Launch ID Inquiry, Michael Behe Explains Irreducible Complexity. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us and their links omitted:

On a new episode of our popular podcast ID the Future, hear the first edition of a new segment of the program, ID Inquiry, in which ID scientists and scholars [BWAHAHAHAHAHA!] answer your questions about intelligent design and evolution. Ask your question by sending an email to to the editor of Evolution News & Views.

Gasp — the Discoveroids will answer your questions! This is a bold step indeed. Then we’re told:

And tune in to this first episode as biochemist Michael Behe talks with Sarah Chaffee and explains the concept of irreducible complexity and what it means for Darwinian evolution.

You can do that if you want, but you’ll have to click over to the Discoveroids’ blog to find their link. You know who Michael Behe is — not only is he a Discovery Institute Senior Fellow, he was the Discoveroids’ star witness in the Kitzmiller case — see Kitzmiller v. Dover: Michael Behe’s Testimony.

Behe is best known for his argument in Darwin’s Black Box that the presence of “irreducible complexity” in many biochemical systems indicates that they must be the result of intelligent design rather than evolutionary processes. His most famous example is the bacterial flagellum. Behe’s colleagues at Lehigh University are so impressed by his brilliance that they publicly disassociated themselves from him by issuing this statement: Department Position on Evolution and “Intelligent Design”.

Let’s read on:

We get a lot of new readers and listeners to Evolution News & Views and ID the Future. And they have a lot of questions. Our longtime readers and listeners also have questions. That’s why we decided to launch ID Inquiry. You can submit questions you have about intelligent design and evolution and any aspect of the origins debate and we’ll find ID experts to answer them.

Wowie — your questions will be answered by ID experts. Isn’t that exciting?

Well, dear reader, what are you waiting for? Send them your questions. You may be confident that you’ll receive a polite, well-reasoned, and scientifically valid response. We encourage you to take advantage of this valuable resource. Let us know the results.

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12 responses to “The Discoveroids Will Answer Your Questions

  1. michaelfugate

    Wowie — your questions will be answered by ID experts. Isn’t that exciting?

    Isn’t “ID expert” an oxymoron?

  2. Not that I don’t trust the Discoverrhoids, but you have to send your question(s) to the ENV editor, where I surmise the tough questions will be discarded, and the easy ones turned into cretinist-friendly softballs. No thanks, ENV.

  3. ID experts. Gee, I wonder which church they’ll be broadcasting from.

  4. “Expert” is a contraction of two words:
    EX- meaning “has-been”.
    sPERT- meaning “little drip under pressure”.

    (stolen from I don’t remember where)

  5. Eddie Janssen

    I would ask this question:
    “What is the Intelligent Design explanation for the origins of tetrapods?”

  6. I think they are desperate. With recent events being what they are, people are steadily moving away from being pro theocracy.

  7. Take your choice of something, anything.
    What is the “Intelligent Design” explanation for this?
    Is it: “There are no constraints on what ID can not do, so why can it not do this?”

    How about this:
    Give an example of what a design (all alone) for doing something has produced, other than a plan for doing something.

    Those who can do something, do it. Those who can’t, design.

  8. Selective questions, that is, which fit into the DI’s dogma.

  9. Dear Discovery Institute: I told my science teacher that intelligent design is the best explanation for everything, and he told me I’m a flaming idiot. I feel that this is viewpoint discrimination. What should I do?

    /signed/ Student who wants the truth instead of Darwinist lies.

  10. As I understand this, I email a question and wait for an email answer.

    Long ago I learned the pointlessness of private conversation with creationists.

  11. I imagine most of us are more expert on ID than anyone at the Discovery Institute. Why not send the questions here? The response would be much more enlightening than anything spun by the lawyers and apologists at the DI.