We’re shocked — shocked! Who would have imagined such a thing? The Discovery Institute’s 20 years of scientific research has brought them to an astonishingly unexpected conclusion. Check out this recent post at their creationist blog for yourself.
It’s far from being their latest. Actually, it’s two weeks old, but we were so stunned it’s taken us that long to sit down and write about it. The title is From Evidence of Cosmology and Physics, Meyer’s New Book Points to a Personal God, and it has no author’s by-line.
You know about Stephen Meyer. His Discoveroid job description has changed over the years, but as their bio page indicates, he’s one of their senior fellows and currently the Program Director of their Center for Science and Culture — that’s their creationism shop. It should not be forgotten that Meyer was a central figure in the infamous Sternberg peer review controversy. According to the Discoveroids’ 2016 Tax Return, Meyer’s salary was $250K.
Okay, now that you’re oriented, let’s dive into the Discoveroids’ post. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Readers have been asking when Stephen Meyer’s next book, Return of the God Hypothesis [link omitted], will be available. Good news! We now have a firm publication date of March 30, 2021. [Why so long?] Now, the hardcover edition of the book can be pre-ordered again on Amazon. Thank you for your patience. Order your copy now [link omitted].
We’ve written about that long-awaited book before — see, e.g.: Discoveroid Stephen Meyer’s New Book. But we certainly weren’t expecting the Discoveroids’ stunning title for their latest post about it. Let’s read on. They say:
Here’s what you have to look forward to. Beginning in the late 19th century, many intellectuals began to insist that scientific knowledge conflicts with traditional theistic belief — that science and belief in God are “at war.” [We’ve all seen articles about that.] Dr. Meyer, the philosopher of science and New York Times-bestselling author, challenges this view by examining three scientific discoveries with decidedly theistic implications.
Ooooooooooooh! This is exciting. Let’s find out where this is going. The Discoveroids tell us:
Meyer demonstrates how discoveries in cosmology and physics coupled with those in biology help to establish the identity [Gasp!] of the designing intelligence behind life and the universe.
Wowie! The identity of the intelligent designer — blessed be he! — has been established! All these years we’ve been following the Discoveroids’ research, and we never dreamed it would come to this. Who could the designer be? Let’s continue:
Meyer argues that theism — with its affirmation of a transcendent, intelligent, and active creator — best explains the evidence we have concerning cosmological as well as biological origins.
Amazing, isn’t it? All their solid scientific research leads to that conclusion. We never could have imagined that! Let’s read on:
Previously he refrained from attempting to answer questions about “who” might have designed life. [Yes, we remember!] Now he provides an evidence-based answer to the ultimate mystery of the universe. [Evidence based!] In so doing, he reveals a stunning conclusion: the data support not just the existence of an intelligent designer of some kind — but the existence of a personal God.
A stunning conclusion indeed! All these years we thought the Discoveroids were doing solid, scientific research — and now it’s led to this! As we said at the beginning of this post — we’re shocked!
The Discoveroids end with a podcast about some remarks Meyer made earlier. You can click over there to watch it if you like. Your Curmudgeon needs to take some time to think about all of this. As we said, it’s so … so unexpected!
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