Did our title shock you, dear reader? Wait until you read the rest of our post. It’s about a new article at the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog, titled Behe’s New “Mousetrap” Book — The Fragility of Darwinism.
The thing was written by David Klinghoffer 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]:
Darwinism is “sustained mostly by sociology.” [What?] Meaning, career pressures, groupthink, media hypnotism, and the like. So says biochemist Michael Behe, author of the new book A Mousetrap for Darwin: Michael J. Behe Answers His Critics [Amazon link], in a webinar conversation with Discovery Institute’s John West. The webinar was held over the past weekend and you can see it now.
We’ve written about Behe’s new book a few times before, and it seems like the Discoveroids have written about it a dozen times. Our most recent post was Michael Behe Is Absolutely Triumphant. Anyway, Klinghoffer mentioned a webinar featuring Behe and Westie, and a video of the thing seems to be embedded in the Discoveroids’ post. Klinghoffer says:
The video recording of the event is quite entertaining [Hee hee!], covering topics both weighty and whimsical — like Behe’s comparison of life, with its molecular machines, to The Borg from Star Trek. [Hey, the Borg were designed!] And what is the Lehigh University biochemist’s favorite Star Trek episode, anyway?
Does anyone care what Behe’s favorite episode is? After that bizarre question, Klinghoffer tells us:
Dr. Behe and Dr. West discuss the purpose of gathering Behe’s replies to the stronger and the weaker critiques of his earlier books. They take on a diverse range of live questions from viewers around the world. Why this book and why now? The idea of the volume is not merely to dunk on the critics. Behe, to be frank, doesn’t find of any their criticisms very meaningful.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! To a Discoveroid, there are no meaningful criticisms to Behe’s version of creationism. Klinghoffer continues:
West was surprised to realize just how voluminous Behe’s record of answering critics actually is. He first thought he could fit the replies in a volume of just 300 pages or so. It turned out that Behe had more than 700 pages available to use. These were culled down in the end to 556 pages.
A mere 556 pages. Klinghoffer makes it sound like a wonderfully well-written book. His final paragraph is amazing. Read it carefully. Savor it:
Instead, A Mousetrap for Darwin demonstrates that “Darwinism is much more fragile” than many people realize, as Behe puts it here. [Gasp!] That is the big takeaway. What’s assumed to be an unmovable, unbreakable monument to objective science should at this point, if we were all honest with ourselves, be steps away from shattering.
Ooooooooooooh! Darwin’s theory is on the verge of shattering. Don’t be clinging to it when that happens, dear reader.
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