At the creationist blog of the Discovery Institute we found a new post that will not only shake your Darwinist world to its foundations, it will then send that world toppling into the abyss. It’s titled Sewell: Top Five Evidences for Intelligent Design, and it was written by Brian Miller, described at the end as the Discoveroids’ Research Coordinator. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Mathematician Granville Sewell recently released a new video presenting a very helpful summary of the evidence for intelligent design in nature. It is separated into five sections:
• The Fine-Tuning of Conditions on Earth
• The Fine-Tuning of the Physical Laws of our Universe
• The Origin of Life
• The Origin of Intelligent Humans
• The Origin of Human Consciousness
An interesting list. But wait — some of you are asking: Who is Granville Sewell? We’ve written about him a few times before because he’s one of the Discoveroids’ major intellects. See, e.g.: The Legend of Granville Sewell, and then Granville Sewell Demolishes Materialism, and then Granville Sewell and the Second Law, Again. Okay, let’s return to the Discoveroids’ blog post, which then says:
The video includes several particularly insightful points. Sewell illuminates the deep irony of how atheists have responded to the evidence for fine-tuning by appealing to the existence of a vast number of other universes [ah yes, the “multiverse”], a conjecture not supported by any empirical evidence:
[We assume this is a quote from Granville’s video:] It is interesting that those who for many years have ridiculed religious believers for imagining that there is another universe, another dimension, out there with better conditions awaiting us [Heaven & hell?] have now been reduced, by the evidence for fine-tuning, to inventing not one but “countless” other universes with different conditions.
Your Curmudgeon doesn’t know anyone who’s serious about the multiverse, but the Discoveroids claim we all are. Anyway, after that they tell us:
He also lists several leading scholars [Hee hee!] who have argued that the laws of physics and the conditions of our planet are not only fine-tuned for the survival of intelligent beings, but they are also fine-tuned for the development of technology and for scientific discovery (here, here, here). [Three links omitted!]
Those links to “leading scholars” are to items like The Privileged Planet by Guillermo Gonzalez. You can click over there and hunt down the work of those “leading scholars” if you like. The Discoveroid blog post continues:
Consequently, critics [Like you, dear reader!] cannot use the argument that “the conditions were just right because otherwise we would not be here to wonder about it.” We could have just as easily appeared on a planet that supported life but not science and technology. The only explanation is that they are gifts from our designer to challenge, entertain, and inspire us.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah, that’s the “only explanation.” But what about a planet where there’s no animal life other than, say, jellyfish? Was the designer — blessed be he! — angry with them and therefore denied them the ability to develop technology? We couldn’t have appeared there. We’re here because conditions were right for something like us, and that’s all there is to it. Anyway, after skipping a bit they say:
He describes how atheists [The hell-bound fools!] often argue that scientists cannot appeal to design since they cannot explain the origin of the designer. Yet, they also have to appeal to an uncaused cause for the universe, which now appears particularly problematic: [Quote from Granville omitted.]
Hey — good point! If you can’t explain the origin of the universe, then you can’t use the “origin” argument for the Discoveroids’ designer. Their post goes on a bit longer, and finally ends with this:
This video [They never link to it!] provides a quick and easy introduction to intelligent design that I would recommend to anyone new to the topic.
Granville’s arguments are so powerful, so devastating, that there’s nothing you can do, dear reader, except sink to your knees and beg for mercy from the Discoveroids’ designer. So do it now.
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