We’ll let you deccide, dear reader, if this one from the Discovery Institute is bizarre or brilliant. You’ll find it at their creationist website, titled Jay Richards: Warfare Thesis Ignores the Roots of Science. It’s very brief and it has no author’s by-line. 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!], Center for Science & Culture Director of Communications Rob Crowther interviews CSC Senior Fellow Jay Richards.
Richards? We’ve seen that name before. Ah yes, Jay W. Richards, a Discoveroid senior fellow, along with Guillermo Gonzalez, or “Gonzo” as we call him, co-authored the classic creationist book, The Privileged Planet, a “fine tuning” argument applied to Earth. Richards was a former faculty member at Biola University, a bible college, where he taught apologetics.
Our humble blog mentioned him a few times in recent months — see, e.g.: Discoveroids: The Press Must Promote Creationism, and also Amazing News from the Discoveroids, about the creationist dieting book Richards had just written.
Okay, now that you know what we’re dealing with, let’s get back to the Discoveroids. They say:
Listen in as Richards rebuts the warfare thesis [The What? Oh, they explain it:] — the idea that religion and science are antagonists — and argues that historically, Judeo-Christian culture “was the seedbed from which science emerged.”
The seedbed? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Tell that to Galileo, or Darwin, or anyone who has made a significant contribution to science. But wait — let’s not judge in haste. Maybe we’ve got it all wrong. Anyway, the Discoveroids’ brief post ends with this:
Has science missed out by being partnered with materialism? [Instead of what — supernaturalism?] Download the podcast or listen to it here. [Link omitted.]
Well, dear reader, has your science career suffered because you’ve been missing out on all that great biblical inspiration? Watch Richards’ podcast — if you have the courage — and then let us know what you think of it.
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