The Discovery Institute is always promoting their “scientific theory” of intelligent design, and you — pathetic, hell-bound Darwinist that you are — wonder when they’ll finally come up with some evidence to support their claims. Okay, dear reader, your long wait is over.
Take a look at the newest gem posted at their creationist blog: Life’s Hard Stop: Fortune? Or Foresight? It was written by Klinghoffer. so you know it’s good. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Astrophysicist Ethan Siegel points out another “incredibly fortunate” thing about the Cambrian explosion and about evolution generally. He reminds readers of his popular Forbes blog [Global Warming Will Destroy The Earth In The End] that life on Earth, at least on Earth’s surface, has a time limit as the Sun ages. That will come a long time prior to the actual death throes of our home star:
We’ve written about Siegel before. He doesn’t seem to be a creationist, but the Discoveroids like to quote-mine his blog — see, e.g.: The Discoveroids Are Encouraged, and before that Discoveroids Solve the Fermi Paradox. Klinghoffer quotes from Siegel’s new article, and he added some bold font for emphasis:
[Siegel says:] Global warming will destroy life on Earth in the end: not just human life, but all life on the planet’s surface, including in the seas. A billion or two years from now, long before the Sun becomes a red giant and starts fusing helium, the temperatures on our world will rise too high for plants, animals or any creatures we know to survive. Perhaps we’re incredibly fortunate that life took the path it did to lead to us; if the Cambrian explosion or the workings of biological evolution were just a little bit slower, intelligent life like us may have never had the time to arise. [Emphasis added.]
Ooooooooooooh! The timing was so fortunate! Isn’t that amazing? Klinghoffer tells us:
Of course we know that the explosion of diversity in the Cambrian event, the history of animal life since, and the relatively recent origin of human intelligence, display more than just fortune, incredible or otherwise. [Yes, it’s not just good luck!] Biological information, including the information that underlies our species, is not a matter of good luck but of programming [Gasp!], action by a source of intelligence working with purposeful deliberation.
Ooooooooooooh! It all happened deliberately, for a purpose!
We’ll skip some quotes from Discoveroids Stephen Meyer and James Tour, after which Klinghoffer says:
Evolutionists habitually point to the vast time available for their unguided mechanism to operate. Let’s say we grant them that time is not the enemy (Tour), nor ultimately a non-factor (Meyer), but the great friend of evolution. If you were to grant that, then the timing is, as Siegel says, “incredibly fortunate.”
Well, dear reader, you gotta admit — if it weren’t for all the events in the past, happening just when they did in the proper sequence, you wouldn’t be here. Could that be just a lucky coincidence? Let’s read on as Klinghoffer spells it out:
The Cambrian explosion happened in a hurry, geologically speaking. Evolution came together in a more rapid fashion than seems credible, even on a superficial view, given what we know now about the complexity of life. But it needed to do so, given the hard stop to terrestrial biology that will come eventually. It’s as if life, intelligent life, was looking forward to its own future needs.
He finishes with with a couple of questions that lead to the obvious conclusion:
Is that fortune? Or as chemist Marcos Eberlin would have it, is it evidence of foresight?
You probably remember Marcos Eberlin from Discovery Institute, Diarrhea, and the Designer. So there you are, dear reader. The Discoveroids say that the evidence is virtually overwhelming. We’re here, and that ain’t no accident! So give up on your silly Darwinism and give thanks to the intelligent designer — blessed be he!
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