The pickings are slim at the Discoveroids’ creationist blog these days. Almost all they post about is the new book by Douglas Axe. The last time we wrote about it was Klinghoffer: Scientists Praise Axe’s New Book. Today it’s more of the same.
This is one of several new posts about Axe and his wondrous book: Perfect Illustration of Why We Need Undeniable. As with most of the others, 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:
I received this tweet from a fellow who, unless I’m misled by Google, is Assistant Professor & Program Director, Elementary Education Undergraduate Program, University of North Carolina at Charlotte:
[Alleged tweet:] “Scientifically valid?” Was that determined by extensive peer review in the scientific community?
What’s that all about? Klinghoffer explains:
He was responding to me here, a thumbnail summary of the thesis of Doug Axe’s new book:
[Klinghoffer’s tweet:] The natural intuition of design is not only innate but intellectually, scientifically valid.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] The ” natural intuition of design”! It’s obvious that Klinghoffer has been instructed to flood the blog with propaganda about Axe’s book, but he has nothing more authoritative to talk about than his tweet war. Let’s read on:
You see, this is why everyone needs to read to Dr. Axe’s book, Undeniable. Axe explains how we know scientists are fallible mortals after all, and why we are entitled to have our own independent views, based on our own scientific reasoning, with regard to the ultimate question of biological origins.
Yes, scientists are fallible, so everyone is entitled to have his own view of reality. Klinghoffer then quotes Axe, the new Discoveroid guru:
Having been reminded of how human scientists are, we’ve learned to let go of the utopian version of science, which never resembled real science anyway. Likewise, with the affirmation of our design intuition came the realization that scientific thinking is part of what we all naturally do… . All humans are scientists, and all scientists are human. [Ellipsis in Klinghoffer’s post.]
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Everyone is a scientist! Klinghoffer continues:
This science educator at the University of North Carolina [whose tweet was quoted in the beginning], however, appears to think very differently: No, we’re not entitled to such an opinion, since it cannot be valid without that having been “determined by extensive peer review in the scientific community.”
Egad — how elitist! It’s an outrage! But Klinghoffer has a powerful rebuttal:
Did any religious body ever insist more completely on placing blind faith in the doctors of the church?
So there you are, dear reader. According to the Discoveroids, your opinion is as good as anyone’s. You want to believe the Earth is flat? That’s fine — it’s flat! You like the Time Cube? You got it! And most important — if you like the design intuition, then go for it!
You’ll be thrilled to learn that your Curmudgeon has his own intuition about such things: If it smells like [edited out], then it is [edited out]! It’s comforting to know that Klinghoffer would approve.
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