The creationist brain is a never-ending source of puzzlement. We wrote the Theory of Abominable Befuddlement to explain it, in which we said:
[H]ow can a creationist brain even exist? Surely, the defects that produce such a malfunctioning organ should have been filtered out of the gene pool long ago. The continued existence of creationists among us can be cited as evidence against natural selection. Therefore, we must boldly acknowledge the Paradox of Creationism: Creationism exists; and if evolution can’t account for it, then what does?
Our breakthrough insight was the Theory of Abominable Befuddlement™ (commonly abbreviated as “AB”) which holds that certain features of the creationist brain are best explained by an Abominable Befuddler, and not by an undirected process such as natural selection.
As the world’s foremost befuddlement theorist, your Curmudgeon is always looking for evidence of irreducible befuddlement to support our theory. We found some a few years ago in a post by Klinghoffer — see Proof of the Theory of Abominable Befuddlement — and we found some more today.
But first, some background. You recall our recent post, NASA Has More Bad News for Creationists, in which we described a NASA report that “Astronomers came to the surprising conclusion that there are at least 10 times more galaxies in the observable universe than previously thought. This places the universe’s estimated population at, minimally, 2 trillion galaxies.” We concluded by saying:
The simple, Earth-centered universe of the creationists is becoming ridiculously huge, and the miracle of life is becoming increasingly less miraculous. As a result, creationism is becoming increasingly absurd. Now, let’s see if any of the usual creationist websites bother to mention these new discoveries.
Today we have the Discovery Institute’s reaction: New Research Finds Two Trillion Galaxies, written by Sarah Chaffee (whom we call “Savvy Sarah”). It’s far better than we imagined it could be. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
New research demonstrates that the previous estimate for the number of galaxies was too low — by a factor of 10. In fact, there are two trillion galaxies in the observable universe.
Yes, we know. Then she says:
Now consider, not one of these myriad galaxies would exist without the fantastically precise cosmological fine-tuning that Jay Richards, CSC Senior Fellow and co-author of The Privileged Planet, describes: [big quote from Richards].
Richards, co-author of the creationist classic, The Privileged Planet, describes a few of the physical constants, such as gravity, the electromagnetic force, the strong force, etc. It’s basic, high school stuff. After that, Savvy Sarah suddenly ends her befuddled post by declaring:
If all that’s not sufficiently jaw-dropping, add it to that you’re standing here, on one planet, in one solar system, in the Milky Way — one of two trillion galaxies. That’s pretty special, too.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Being located in one of two trillion galaxies is “pretty special.” In other words, whatever scientists discover is proof of the glorious work of the intelligent designer — blessed be he! One galaxy, two trillion galaxies, it doesn’t matter. The Discoveroids’ theory is consistent with everything, so it’s always true.
Well, dear reader, we said we had found more evidence for our Theory of Abominable Befuddlement™. As long as the Discoveroids continue to promote their “theory” of intelligent design, we will never be wrong.
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