At the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog, they posted The Stairway to Life Is Really a Cliff. 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 episode [“A” episode? Hee hee!] of ID the Future [Ooooooooooooh! A Discoveroid podcast!], guest host Eric Anderson speaks with medical engineer Rob Stadler, co-author with molecular biologist Change Laura Tan of the new book Stairway to Life: An Origin of Life Reality Check.
Medical engineer? What the flaming *Bleep* is a medical engineer? It doesn’t matter. We searched for the book at Amazon. Here it is! It’s 223 pages long and costs $11.99 in paperback. Amazon has a “Look inside” feature, but we haven’t looked. The publisher is something called Evorevo Books. If they have a website, we can’t find it.
Okay, back to the Discoveroid post. They say:
Stadler explains that it’s a “reality check” because many of the “stairway steps” that have to be mounted for chemistry to become biology must, very inconveniently, happen all at once.
All at once? Egad! That means biology could never happen without a — *reverent tone*– designer! Then they tell us:
Download the podcast or listen to it here. [Link omitted.]
Their final paragraph is real evolution-killer:
DNA can’t survive without repair enzymes, for example, but those enzymes are able to exist because they’re coded in DNA. [Then what’s the problem?] The reality check is needed, says Stadler, because the media eagerly tout every oversold “advance” in origin-of-life research, ignore the mounting difficulties [Mounting difficulties?] for an unguided origin of life posed by various fresh discoveries [Discoveries?], and parrot the question-begging claim that origins scientists must consider only naturalistic explanations.
Only naturalistic explanations? How narrow-minded! What would we do without the Discoveroids?
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