This is yet another Klinghoffer post at the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog about the glorious book by Doug Axe. It’s titled Putting Words to the Universal Design Intuition. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
The silliest objection yet to the argument in Doug Axe’s new book [link omitted], is that he’s saying because we share an intuition of design, therefore the intuition has merit. Of course not.
That’s not what they’ve been saying? Well then, let’s see what the message really is. Klinghoffer tells us:
Many intuitions are flat-out wrong. With others, though, as Dr. Axe explains here, you can put words to them, spell out their logic, and that logic turns out to be compelling — in this case, valid and confirmed by science.
Compelling? We haven’t noticed. Confirmed by science? That hasn’t been demonstrated yet. Maybe it will be in Klinghoffer’s post. Let’s read on:
“Putting words to it” is what Axe does in Undeniable [his new book]. To argue with this intuition, you need to grapple with those words, that logic, and that science.
Okay, we’re ready to grapple. Klinghoffer continues:
Axe calls it a universal design intuition but, if you want to be pedantic, it’s more like “near-universal.”
Oh. Some defective individuals — who must be fools! — don’t share the intuition. Here’s more:
A friend and I were talking about this distinction the other day. There are indeed a few people who see a butterfly and never in the least feel, or never feel and then suppress, the sensation that surely this took ingenuity to bring into being.
Gasp! How can they be so blind? Klinghoffer explains:
But for every ordinary human endowment, there is some minority born with the endowment impaired or absent.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! If you don’t have the universal creationist intuition, you must be defective! But Klinghoffer feels your pain:
This is generally understood as a handicap, often tragic, certainly a cause for compassion.
And now we come to the end:
A congenital inability to sense design? Only in evolutionary biology would that be considered an advantage.
How much longer will the Discoveroids promote this theme? It doesn’t matter. We’re enjoying it as long as it lasts.
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