This one at the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog isn’t very long — for which we’re grateful. It’s titled Stephen Meyer: Is the God Hypothesis Scientific?, and it 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]:
An often-heard reservation about intelligent design, and about what Stephen Meyer calls the “God hypothesis,” is that neither is “scientific.” Thoughtful people will say, “Well, as a theist — a Christian, Jew, or other — of course I accept ‘intelligent design,’ meaning that the universe somehow reflects God’s design. But I can’t accept ‘Intelligent Design’ as a scientific argument. You can’t put God in a test tube.”
That “often-heard reservation” sounds very reasonable. The entertainment value of Klinghoffer’s post will be observing how he tries to brush it aside so that the mindless reader will come away thinking that he made a brilliant argument. He begins:
Whether ID is a scientific or philosophical thesis is not the most burning question ever asked. As others have said, the real question is whether it’s true.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, that’s the “real” question. One can play the same game with astrology. Who cares if it’s scientific? The real question is whether astrology is true! But let’s not spoil the fun. Klinghoffer is talking about the Discoveroids’ “God hypothesis” and he’s just getting started. Now he says:
Yet if scientific considerations compel an inference to design [Hee hee!], and more so, to a theistic conception of a transcendent creator, that’s surely important.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, if that happens, it’s surely important. Then he tells us:
Stephen Meyer addresses the subject in a concise video lecture, “Who Is Nature’s Designer?,” from his DiscoveryU course, “Stephen Meyer Investigates Scientific Evidence for Intelligent Design.” [Link omitted!]
Ooooooooooooh! Meyer has a video on the subject. Isn’t that exciting? Klinghoffer continues:
Watch it now and consider sharing it with those who hold the aforementioned reservation.
The video is embedded in Klinghoffer’s post, so you can click over there and watch it — if that’s your pleasure. The only thing remaining in Klinghoffer’s post is yet another plug for Meyer’s book, so this is where we’ll leave him.
But we have a question for you, dear reader. Have your doubts been answered about whether Meyer’s “God hypothesis” is scientific?
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