Like all Darwinists, you probably imagine that no one in his right mind thinks there’s any value to the Discovery Institute’s “science” of intelligent design. Well, prepare to have your foolish world flipped upside-down.
At the creationist blog of the Discoveroids, they just posted something that will absolutely shock you. It’s titled Watch: Scientists Who Affirm Intelligent Design, and it was written by Klinghoffer. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
In the debate about evolution [Hee hee!], there are really two questions at stake: First, does Darwin’s theory adequately explain the wonders of life? And second, does nature offer evidence of intelligent design?
We could say a lot about that little paragraph, but it isn’t necessary. Briefly, we’ll say that the “debate about evolution” is a creationist fantasy. No competent scientist thinks the topic is debatable — details, sure, but not the whole concept of evolution. As for Klinghoffer’s two questions, no one imagines that evolution explains “the wonders of life,” whatever that may mean. And no one (other than a flaming creationist) wastes time searching for “evidence of intelligent design.”
That takes care of the start of Klinghoffer’s post. Then he says:
It’s possible that someone could answer “no” to both questions.
How would that work? No, evolution doesn’t explain “the wonders of life,” and no, searching for “evidence of intelligent design” isn’t a waste of time. Who would give those answers? A flaming creationist! Okay, let’s move along. Klinghoffer says:
Leading up to Darwin Day, February 12 — this Friday — Discovery Institute offers a new brief video [Ooooooooooooh! A Discoveroid video!] addressing the second question in the words of scientists themselves.
Wowie — Klinghoffer’s going to give us the words of “scientists themselves” about whether nature offer evidence of intelligent design. This should be fun! He tells us:
Observe the birthday of Charles Darwin with us by sharing this very cool montage [It’s “cool”!] with friends, relatives, and teachers. As these scientists see it, reality — from the elements that comprise nature, to the architecture of cells, to that of the universe as a whole — not only defies materialist explanations like Darwin’s but it provides positive testimony to purpose and guidance — that is, design:
Ooooooooooooh! The whole universe provides “testimony” to intelligent design! Isn’t that amazing? The video is embedded at this point in Klinghoffer’s post, and unless you actually watch the thing, you won’t have any idea who those creation scientists are. We don’t care, so we won’t be watching it. Anyway, Klinghoffer continues:
That’s important because when the evidence of biology and of cosmology are joined together [Like you and Uranus!], they direct us not only to affirming generic “intelligent design,” an unknown designer, but as Stephen Meyer shows in his forthcoming book, to the conclusion of recognizing a personal God. [Gasp!]
The last of Klinghoffer’s post is a pitch for Meyer’s book:
Return of the God Hypothesis is out on March 30. Consider pre-ordering that for yourself, and for other people in your life that you care about, now. [Link omitted!]
We’ve posted a few times about Meyer’s book — see, e.g.: Stephen Meyer’s New Book — Soon, But Not Yet. We imagine that they’ll be pitching the thing all year, so it’s gonna be fun. Anyway, that’s all Klinghoffer has for us, so we’re outta here!
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