Like all our posts lately, this one was inspired by something we found at the creationist blog of the Discovery Institute. It’s titled Klavan and Meyer on God and Science, 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 new ID the Future episode [Ooooooooooooh! A Discoveroid podcast!], Stephen Meyer sits down with talk show host and bestselling novelist Andrew Klavan [Never heard of him!] to discuss Meyer’s Return of the God Hypothesis.
Groan! Yer another Discoveroid post about Meyer’s book! Then they say:
In this fast-paced conversation the pair touch on the Judeo-Christian roots of science [Clunker One] how fine-tuning in physics and cosmology point to intelligent design [Clunker Two], and how a great many scientists held out hope that the universe was eternal and therefore did not require a creator, but eventually threw in the towel as evidence mounted for a cosmic beginning. [Clunker Three]
Regarding their first clunker, it was the Greeks who originated what we know as science — see Did Science Originate with Creationists? Their next clunker, about “fine tuning,” is a “Zeus or the Multiverse” question, which is too crazy to consider. Clunker three assumes — without evidence — that literally nothing existed before the universe started expanding. We’ve only heard creationists make that claim, so we’ll ignore it. Okay, moving along, they tell us:
What about the multiverse hypothesis as an escape for atheists wishing to explain away the evidence for a cosmic designer?
Evidence for a cosmic designer? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Let’s move on and see if they say anything else. Okay, how about this:
Meyer and Klavan discuss a noted atheist philosopher who frankly admits that he doesn’t want theism to be true and yet also admits that modern Darwinism has crashed and burned [What?], and the evidence for design in various scientific fields is too powerful to be ignored. Download the podcast or listen to it here. [Link omitted!]
The final paragraph of their post is a plea for donations. If you’re interested, click over there and send ’em some dough. We’re outta here!
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