They’re desperate for something to write about at the Discovery Institute. It seems that all they have these days is that book by Doug Axe. They’ve just posted about it yet again. The thing is titled Evolution Makes a Child’s Error, and it’s by Klinghoffer. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
Below [there’s a video in the post], protein chemist Douglas Axe briefly clarifies what Darwin got right, and what he got wrong. [Hee hee!] The problem with evolutionary theory is this: It assumes that natural selection — true as far as it goes, in the sense that helpful variations, judged for survival and reproduction, will outcompete less helpful ones — can account for clever inventions in the history of life. All clever inventions.
Can evolution account for “clever inventions”? Not according to the Discoveroids. We’re told:
But as Dr. Axe explains, we know from our experience as human inventors that novelties are never devised the way Darwin imagined nature does it — with every single step along the way yielding an advantage. In human creativity, work without advantage must precede the emergence of the final product or any part of it. That requires a preconceived intention.
Who claims that “every single step along the way” is advantageous? Most mutations are useless. The genome is loaded with them. Some are harmful, and those don’t have much of a future. Every now and then, something is beneficial, and because of natural selection, it gets preserved and becomes common in the gene pool. Doesn’t Axe know that? Apparently not. Let’s read on:
Our intuition, trained by experience, recognizes as much at a glance. As Dr. Axe explains in his new book, [yeah, yeah, we know about the book], this intuition is a form of science and is born out by science.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh — intuition! [*End Drool Mode*] Klinghoffer continues:
Not every intuition is accurate or insightful, obviously, but this one is. Every human life that reaches adulthood is a long-term experiment repeatedly confirming it. That’s why it is properly termed “scientific.”
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Creationist intuition is scientific! Here’s more:
It’s a lesson that every child has to learn: profitless work, step by step, guided by forethought, must come before enjoying the reward. A bed doesn’t make itself, as Axe points out, any more than an omelet does. To imagine otherwise is really a child’s error.
A bed doesn’t make itself! Remember that, dear reader. It’s wisdom for the ages. One last excerpt:
Undeniable [Axe’s book] is getting fantastic reviews on Amazon, by the way.
As your unfailing intuition will inform you, dear reader, Amazon reviews are the highest form of peer review.
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