This is what you’ve been waiting for, dear reader. It’s the conclusion of the greatest intellectual adventure of the year — perhaps of the century. It began with Part 1, of what promised to be the first in a six-part series, followed the next day by Part 2.
Then, because their third argument was nothing but excerpts from Discoveroid Stephen Meyer’s book, Signature in the Cell, we waited a day and combined that with their fourth argument and posted them together in Six Arguments for Intelligent Design: Parts 3 & 4.
The same thing happened with their fifth argument, which they presented in ID’s Top Six — The Origin of Animals. The Discoveroids did nothing but post a bunch of excerpts from Stephen Meyer’s book Darwin’s Doubt, about “the abrupt origin of animal life in the Cambrian explosion.” They’ve tirelessly promoted that book, and we’ve written about it a few times, starting with Meyer’s book, Darwin’s Doubt, Debuts Tomorrow. We won’t spend any more time discussing it, but the TalkOrigins Index to Creationist Claims does a good job debunking his argument in The Cambrian explosion shows all kinds of life appearing suddenly.
Anyway, that was the Discoveroids’ fifth argument. Now they’ve published the sixth, which is the last in their history-making series. The title is ID’s Top Six — The Origin of Humans. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
There are many aspects of humanity that point to intelligent design. As discussed in the book Science and Human Origins, the human body plan appears abruptly in the fossil record, challenging an evolutionary explanation:
[Quote from the book:] Hominin fossils generally fall into one of two groups: ape-like species and human-like species, with a large, unbridged gap between them. Despite the hype promoted by many evolutionary paleoanthropologists, the fragmented hominin fossil record does not document the evolution of humans from ape-like precursors.
Very impressive! Hey — we’ve written about that book before — see Discovery Institute: Casey’s New Book!, and also Casey Luskin Pretzels Himself. Yes, they’re quoting from a book by Casey Luskin, which was published by the awesomely prestigious Discovery Institute Press.
Then they provide a few other quotes from that legendary book:
• The book further explains the many unique anatomical features of humans that point to intelligent design: [quote omitted].
• But it isn’t just our anatomy that points to design: [quote omitted].
• Discovering Intelligent Design similarly explains that humans have unique moral and cognitive abilities: [quote omitted].
• Some of our moral abilities cannot be explained by natural selection. On the contrary, they suggest that human life is about higher purposes, not simply survival and reproduction: [quote omitted].
That’s all they have to say, except for a link to a video (which they call a “documentary”) by Michael Denton, a Discovery Institute “senior fellow.”
So there you have it, dear reader. In six concise posts, the Discoveroids have presented their best case for intelligent design. They’ve given us such powerful arguments that the wicked house of Darwin is certain to collapse. Verily, in the annals of internet history — actually, all of human history — this Discoveroid series will rank with, if not surpass, the influence of the Time Cube.
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