An ark-load of evidence is presented in the latest post at the creationist blog of the Discovery Institute. The title of the thing is Billions of Missing Links: Mysteries Evolution Can’t Explain, 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 classic ID the Future episode [Ooooooooooooh! A Discoveroid podcast!], host Casey Luskin [Wow!] interviews Dr. Geoffrey Simmons [Who?] , author of Billions of Missing Links.
That was a link to Simmons’ book at Amazon. The publisher is Harvest House Publishers — a Christian publishing company, but not a vanity press. Who is Simmons? Actually, we’ve encountered him before. Almost three years ago we wrote Discoveroids: All the Links Are Missing. Simmons — who was then a new Discoveroid fellow — was complaining about a lack of transitional fossils. His post was the usual collection of creationist clunkers, and we gave the expected responses. Now you know what we’re dealing with.
The Discoveroid post then says:
Download the podcast or listen to it here. [Link omitted!]
If you want to listen to the thing, click over to the Discoveroids’ post and have a ball. We’re moving on. The Discoveroids tell us:
In the book Simmons shows that as modern science has progressed from the visible to the invisible (from the macroscopic to the biomolecular and biochemical) the numbers of missing evolutionary links have skyrocketed.
Skyrocketed? Yeah, right. As we said three years ago in Creationist Wisdom #888: Missing Links:
Well, we know what bears do in the woods, but they also die there. Where are the uncountable millions of bear fossils? Similarly, why don’t we find hundreds of millions of buffalo fossils in the American West? They don’t exist either. Why?
It’s not that complicated. Fossilization is rare. Almost all dead animals are quickly devoured by scavengers, and whatever remains will be consumed by worms and then bacteria To be preserved, an animal needs to conveniently die in a bog, or a glacier, or maybe an avalanche. Such events are rare. And even if it were frequent, the geology must remain stable for millennia — but this doesn’t happen either.
The Discoveroid post continues — well, actually it ends with this:
Every new discovery brings many more questions than answers, and ever more evidence that blind evolution cannot explain the origin of life’s astonishingly sophisticated biological designs.
So where does that leave us? They don’t say it, but you know what they think of all those gaps, don’t you? Sure you do, and it’s this: The intelligent designer — blessed be he! — is the God of the gaps. Additionally, Darwin was an idiot, and if you, dear reader, are an evolutionist, then you’re a hell-bound fool!
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