We never expected to see anything like this, even from the Discovery Institute. Nevertheless, look what just appeared at their creationist blog: In Female Sexual Function, Irreducible Complexity and Natural Survival Capacity.
It was written by one of their new contributors, a physician named Howard Glicksman. They say he “practices palliative medicine for a hospice organization.” We’re not familiar with that specialty, but the Wikipedia article on Palliative care says:
In the United States, a distinction should be made between palliative care and hospice care. Hospice services and palliative care programs share similar goals of providing symptom relief and pain management. … Hospice is a type of care involving palliation without curative intent. Usually, it is used for people with no further options for curing their disease or in people who have decided not to pursue further options that are arduous, likely to cause more symptoms, and not likely to succeed.
Whatever it is that the good doctor does, here are some excerpts from his post, with bold font added by us:
Once the sexual organs have matured so the male can produce sperm and the female can release an egg into the fallopian tube, all that is needed for new human life to come about is for them to join together to form a zygote. The natural way that human reproduction occurs is by the male and female physically coming together in sexual intercourse.
Gasp! Most of us already know about such things, but some of you may be too sensitive for the details in the Discoveroid post, so we’ll avoid the explicit material. Also, the good doctor has previously discussed this subject in an earlier post, about which we wrote Discovery Institute Adopts a Jack Chick Argument. But in that one he claimed that the configuration of our reproductive organs requires the Discoveroids’ magic pixie dust, information. This time he has something else to offer.
After describing the “very intimate physical union” that is required for human reproduction, and the “tasks the male must perform,” he devotes several paragraphs to telling us what has to happen in the female’s body in order to achieve fertilization and development of an embryo. We shall tastefully avoid excerpting that material. Skipping to near the end, he says:
In summary, human reproduction involves not only having the right tissues and organs in place, but also having them working together in a well-coordinated fashion. The female cannot be fertile unless at least one of her ovaries can release an egg, her fallopian tube can capture it and move it towards the sperm that have been assisted by the cervical mucus to swim toward it, and then provide a supportive haven for the implantation and gestation of new human life. These all require not only having the right tissues and organs in place, but also having the right amount of hormones and receptors that respond in the right way and at the right time.
Jeepers, it’s so complicated! Let’s read on:
Of course, it goes without saying that all of the parts working together in a coordinated fashion, as directed by specific hormones and their receptors, to enable either the male or female to reproduce demonstrates not only irreducible complexity but natural survival capacity as well.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh — irreducible complexity! [*End Drool Mode*] The good doctor continues:
This means that for every life form that reproduces sexually not only must all of its organ systems that allow for metabolic control but also its male and female components must have developed simultaneously.
Wowie — they had to develop simultaneously! That’s the same argument we first encountered at the Jack Chick website. And now we come to the end:
As for human life, whether it came about by the more plausible explanation of intelligent design or whether one believes the Darwinian narrative, it all had to start with just one male and just one female.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! It’s gotta be Adam & Eve! What a great Discoveroid article!
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