This may ruin the holiday spirit for our American readers, but we can’t resist telling you about the latest at the Discoveroids’ creationist blog: What to Feel Thankful for on Thanksgiving? How About a Universe Minutely Tailored for You.
It was written by David Klinghoffer, a Discoveroid “senior fellow” (i.e., flaming, full-blown creationist), who eagerly functions as their journalistic slasher and poo flinger. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
It’s a Thanksgiving custom with many families to go around the table and everyone has to say what he or she is especially thankful for. This puts everyone on the spot — perhaps that’s the point — and can be an occasion for awkwardness since some may feel more or less “blessed” than their dining companions.
We’ve never had a Thanksgiving like that, but if we were asked, we’d say that we’re thankful not to be a creationist. Anyway, Klinghoffer is on some kind of roll, so let’s see where he’s going:
But how about this? A reason to be thankful that equally encompasses every human being that has ever existed and will ever exist.
Gasp! Can there be such a thing? Let’s read on:
That’s the thesis advanced by biologist Michael Denton in the 33-mintue Discovery Institute documentary Privileged Species: The extraordinary fine-tuning of biology, chemistry, and physics powerfully testifies that the cosmos saw us coming from the beginning [link in the original]. Somehow, everything was set in place for creatures very much like ourselves.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Klinghoffer continues:
Rather than argue about politics or sports — two other Thanksgiving staples — why not share Privileged Species with your friends and loved ones this holiday?
Will anyone be motivated to do such a thing? Here’s the end of Klinghoffer’s inspirational post:
There couldn’t be a more a persuasive case than the one Dr. Denton makes that human life is special and meaningful, and that its remarkable status in the universe is not just a matter of assertion but compelled by objective scientific evidence.
Hey — this looks to us like some kind of weird War on Thanksgiving! It’s an outrage!
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