Klinghoffer just posted a new one at the Discoveroids’ creationist blog: Melissa Cain Travis: The Argument from the Existence of Science.
Your first question is: Who is Melissa Cain Travis? We posted about her once before — see Discoveroids: The Designer Created Science. They say she teaches at Houston Baptist University, and although she’s not a Discoveroid, they were nevertheless promoting a book she had written.
Today they’re promoting her again. Here are some excerpts from Klinghoffer’s post, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Professor Melissa Cain Travis is among the speakers at next month’s conference, co-sponsored by our Houston Chapter, Reasons 2019: New Conversations on Science and Faith.
If you click on that link you’ll see that the “conference” is another Discoveroid creationist revival, and it’ll be held at Faith Bible Church in The Woodlands, Texas. Melissa is described like this:
Dr. Travis is Assistant Professor of Christian Apologetics at Houston Baptist University and was highlighted as one of the five top women apologists by CT (April 2015). [“CT” is probably Christianity Today.] In addition to Science and the Mind of the Maker, she has published a series of apologetics books for children, the Young Defenders Books.
Very impressive! Then Klinghoffer says:
She will be talking about a wonderful insight she calls the “Argument from the Existence of Science.” Travis discussed this with host Emily Kurlinski on a new episode of ID the Future. [Wowie — a Discoveroid podcast!] Download the podcast or listen to it here. [Link omitted.]
We know you’re dying to know about Melissa’s “wonderful insight.” Klinghoffer doesn’t let you down. He tells us:
Briefly, she says, the idea is:
[He quotes Melissa:] Because we have a successful scientific enterprise, we can through various avenues of evidence and philosophical argumentation reach the conclusion that not only must there be an intelligent mind behind the cosmos but there must be something about the human person that has a rational kinship with that intelligence. Otherwise scientific experimentation, investigation, would never have been possible.
Yes, yes! The mere existence of science is proof of the intelligent designer — blessed be he! Klinghoffer continues:
That’s a powerful thesis. [It certainly is!] At Reasons 2019, Professor Travis will be joined by [a bunch of creationists] and the great Michael Behe [Hee hee!], author of the cutting-edge Darwin Devolves.
What an event! You gotta be there, dear reader. He finishes with this:
Join us May 3-4 in Woodlands, Texas, for the Reasons 2019 conference. More information and a link to register are here. [Link omitted.]
Well, dear reader, do you have a couple of days to kill? If you want some of that good ol’ fashioned, down-home, foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’, psalm-singin’, floor-rollin’, rafter-shakin’, old-time creationism, this may be just what you’re looking for.
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