This one from the Discovery Institute is just plain weird. Fortunately it’s brief. The title is Michael Denton: Remarkable Coincidences in Photosynthesis, and it has no author’s by-line.
Denton’s name doesn’t come up much around here, but this from a couple of years ago might fill you in: An Amazing New Discoveroid Book. Also, Wikipedia has an article on him: Michael Denton, which says:
Denton’s book, Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, inspired intelligent design proponents Phillip Johnson and Michael Behe.
Wowie — that is impressive! Here’s the book at Amazon. They say the publisher is Adler & Adler, but when we looked them up we only found articles that say they’re out of business.
Anyway, Denton is a giant in the world of creationism! Let’s see what the Discoveroids have to say about him today. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
On a classic episode of ID the Future [Ooooooooooooh! A Discoveroid podcast!], listen in on a a few minutes from a lecture given by medical geneticist and CSC Senior Fellow Michael Denton. Download the podcast or listen to it here [link omitted].
What’s the podcast all about? The Discoveroids tell us:
We’ve all heard of the importance of photosynthesis as an oxygen-creating process. [Yes, we’ve heard of it.] In this segment, Denton explains the “remarkable set of coincidences” that makes the creation of oxygen through photosynthesis possible.
Remarkable coincidences? We want to know more! The Discoveroids say:
From the specific energy of visible light to the unique properties of water, this degree of improbability screams DESIGN.
It does? How so? Unfortunately, that’s all there is to the Discoveroids’ post, so we’re left with the option of looking at Denton’s podcast. We’ve never looked at any Discoveroid podcast and we don’t intend to start now, so we’re leaving it up to you, dear reader. If you watch the thing, then let us know what’s going on here.
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