Discoveroids Invade the Spanish-Speaking World

This amazing news was found at the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog. It’s titled Major “Ibero-American Intelligent Design Congress” Reaches the Spanish-Speaking World, and it was written by Casey Luskin. If you don’t know who he is, see Casey Is Back — O the Joy! Here are some excerpts from Casey’s new post, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

This past weekend Steve Meyer and I participated in an exciting Spanish-language conference on intelligent design, the [foreign language omitted] “First Ibero-American Congress on the Theory of Intelligent Design.” The conference was exceptionally well produced [That’s nice!], and was hosted, in part, by Dr. Marcos Eberlin, who is seen with me on the screen in the image above. The main host, however, was Dr. AM [That’s his name?] (also pictured above, at right), a PhD chemist and extremely bright scientist who is doing ID research with the ID 3.0 Research Program [What?] at Mackenzie University’s Center on Intelligent Design in São Paulo, Brazil.

Sounds like a great event. Curiously, we’re never told where the thing was, but it doesn’t really matter. Then Casey says:

At the Congress, Dr. Meyer spoke on “Return of the God Hypothesis,” a lecture based upon his eponymous book. [Link omitted!] His lecture was in two parts. I gave a talk on “Fósiles homínidos y diseño inteligente” — which as you might guess means, “Hominid fossils and intelligent design.”

Sounds thrilling. After that he tells us:

Other speakers at the Congress included Marcos Eberlin, who discussed how biochemical complexity challenges Darwinian evolution [Ooooooooooooh! A challenge to evolution!], and AM, who asked whether naturalistic chemical processes alone could have produced the first life.

What a stimulating conference! Casey continues:

Chilean biology professor Dr. Ricardo Bravo Méndez explained how modern evolutionary biology has failed to account for the origin of new body forms. [Egad!] Dr. Juan Manuel Torres, a philosopher of science who asked whether evolution or intelligent design should be considered as “science.” [Gasp!] Dr. Roberto Biaggi, a biologist with expertise in paleontology, spoke on whether fossils support intelligent design. [They do?]

And there’s lots more! Let’s read on:

Antonio Roman Martinez Fernandez, a PhD in medicine, also lectured on biochemical evidence for intelligent design. Cristian Aguirre Del Pino, an accomplished engineer who has written many books on intelligent design, spokeabout [sic] evidence for intelligent design. Philosopher Felipe Aizpun spoke on intelligent design as a historically scientific theory. Lastly, mathematician and ID advocate Saulo Reis spoke about how information [Hee hee!] helps us to detect design.

Stunningly impressive! And now we come to the end:

The participant map, shared by the conference organizers below shows that the conference’s impressive reach of people all around the Spanish-speaking world, and beyond: [Click over there to see it!] I hope there will be future Ibero-American Congresses on Intelligent Design. If and when that happens, we will keep you posted!

It’s thrilling to see how the Discoveroids’ theory is traveling around the world. Where will they go next?

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10 responses to “Discoveroids Invade the Spanish-Speaking World

  1. Charley Horse X

    With more than 11,000,000 flat Earthers in Brazil….that country is an easy sell for the ID creationists.

  2. Why don’t the creationist gringos stick to dumbing down ‘Murica that was founded by Jesus. What is the point of dumbing down countries that aren’t Jesus founded.

  3. chris schilling

    Hominid fossils, intelligent design and spam. Bio-chemistry, baked beans intelligent design and spam. Spam, information, intelligent design, sausages and spam. Marcos Eberlin, diarrhoea, intelligent design, eggs, sausages and spam…

    So on and so on.

  4. When specification is lacking, rebuttal is impossible. We have no specification in some of these heads, here. Complexity is somehow impossible (No. It is entirely expected.) Hominin fossils have something to do with intelligent design. (Not demonstrated.) Did natural chemical processes produce the first life? (Nominate an alternative that can be proved to exist.) Should evolution or intelligent design be considered as “science”? (Yes and no, respectively, or demonstrate the converse. Merely asking that question is idiotic.)

    Then we have ‘evolutionary biology has failed to account for the origin of new body forms”. This is so vague as to be meaningless, and pretty much falls into the same category. I suspect that it consists of a combination of ignorance of adaptation and failure to reasonably extrapolate, two well-trodden but long refuted creationist pathways.

    The rest looks pretty familiar. engineers talking about design, mainly because design is what engineers do and hence assume; and one who is said to be a mathematician telling us how “information” helps “detect” design. (Obviously, its existence, even its very great complexity, does no such thing. I’ll bet there is no rigorous mathematics here – the utmost will be codified incredulity contingent on false assumption.)

    Same old, same old. I can only surmise that it seems novel in Spanish. If so, it is to the credit of the Hispanic world that it is.

  5. I have read that biblical literalist Evangelical Christianity is making great inroads among American’s own Spanish-speaking community. The case of Brazil (Iberic- but not Spanish-speaking) has been troubling for some time. ISTR that SC has written before about Mackenzie University’s Center on Intelligent Design in São Paulo, Brazil. Worse, if possible, Adventists are making inroads in Brazil; I tangled with them a while back as described here: https://paulbraterman.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/rebutting-creationism-in-brazil/

  6. Who said ‘Lies can get halfway round the world before truth can get its pants on’? Someone.
    Science needs a word like ‘hallelujah!’ so people can say it (or ‘amen!’) even if they didn’t understand something, and that SETTLES it. It’s unfair that only creationists have that.

  7. @beeilderbeast
    The only exclamation available may be:

    Eureka!

  8. Miguel de Cervantes and Ricky Ricardo are rolling in their graves right now. Discoveroids should be ashamed of themselves.

  9. Puck Mendelssohn

    Ah, Marcos Eberlin. The man so dim that he didn’t know, when writing his DI-published book Foresight, that homoplasy and homology are not the same thing. That book was a spectacularly bad work — one of the worst things ever published by the DI. He trips and stumbles at every turn and some of it is just painful. He’s my favorite example to raise whenever I meet some poor bastard who thinks that the DI may actually have some sort of valid point or other to make. Take this brilliant passage, for example:

    “One might posit that cervix ripening was a selective advantage acquired over many generations of blind evolution, but notice the problem. If in the first-ever baby delivery, the cervix was not able to hold the baby in place and then open at the right time, this poor pioneer infant would have been expelled too early or been trapped inside the mother’s womb, leading to the death of both child and mother. No first baby, no chance for gradual evolution over many generations. Proper dilation at the right time of the cervix is a prerequisite for human reproduction.”

    There’s stupid, there’s stoopid, and there’s “not smart enough to qualify to be actually stupid.”