You are certain to be overwhelmed by the latest post at the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog. It’s titled Message in Matter: Intelligent Design in the Atoms, and it was written by Klinghoffer. He’s a Discoveroid “senior fellow” (i.e., flaming, full-blown creationist), who eagerly functions as their journalistic slasher and poo flinger. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Michael Denton’s new book, The Miracle of the Cell [Amazon link], considers the evidence for intelligent design from a new perspective and at a new level. [A new perspective?] As with his previous books, it’s a more fundamental view than that of all other ID literature.
Ooooooooooooh! It sounds fantastic! We’ve written about the book before, e.g.: If You Don’t See Design You’re an Idiot! As you know, Denton is a Discovery Institute “Senior Fellow,” so his books are worthy of your attention. Klinghoffer tells us what’s so special about this book. He says:
Before there can be the “Signature in the Cell” (the information in DNA, needed for the first life) or “Darwin’s Doubt” (the eruption of new life forms, animal body plans and the biological information to build them, in the Cambrian explosion), there must have been the finely tuned — the intelligently designed — atoms that make cellular life possible.
Ooooooooooooh! That is so profound! After that stunning revelation, Klinghoffer tells us:
We talked with Dr. Denton about the release of his book on a live international Zoom meeting with hosts Eric Anderson and Daniel Reeves. If you missed it, you can watch that now on YouTube: [It’s right there in the middle of Klinghoffer’s post.] In the conversation, Denton summarized this and the other monograph-length books in his Privileged Species [Link omitted!] series:
[Klinghoffer quotes Denton:] [There is] a series of major innovations that were absolutely essential on the route to man. And amazingly, each one of these great innovations, including the cell, is preceded by an extraordinary fitness in nature which permitted that innovation to be actualized in the history of life. You have a teleological sequence and you have teleology in the very essence of things to allow that sequence to progress. It’s very consistent with the notion that humans like us, beings with our physiology, were in the mind of God at the moment of creation. [Gasp!] Because this order we are talking about is in the very ground of being from the moment of creation itself. That’s the finger of God in creation.
Stunning, isn’t it? Everything was designed from the very beginning with us in mind! Klinghoffer explains:
In other words, this directionality to the evolution of the universe was foreseen — intended — from the Big Bang. Or rather, from before it, because the design was actualized right away. Since there was no nature and no time before the universe came into being, it follows that the design must be of that a transcendent mind, representing the “finger of God,” as Denton puts it.
It goes without saying that the universe and our planet are “fit” for life. If they weren’t, we wouldn’t be here to notice it. So evolutionists will quickly tell you. What atheists and materialists can’t explain is why that fitness is so special, so unforgivingly precise and intricate, at every stage on the journey to us. Everything, starting with the first elements of the periodic table, must have been just so. There was no room for error. This fact, detailed in countless mainstream science textbooks, has a message for us.
Klinghoffer goes on for a few more paragraphs, but we’ve given you enough. If you aren’t impressed enough to get the book, then there’s no hope for you. Enjoy your eternity in the Lake of Fire!
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