It’s been difficult lately to find any amusement at the creationist blog of the Discovery Institute, but something popped up today. It’s titled Your Designed Body: “Irreducible Complexity on Steroids”, 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 episode of ID the Future [Ooooooooooooh! A Discoveroid podcast!], Your Designed Body [Amazon link!] co-author and physician Howard Glicksman talks with host and neurosurgery professor Michael Egnor about Glicksman’s new book, written with systems engineer Steve Laufmann.
The book they’re talking about was published by the Discovery Institute, and you know what that means. The cost is “only” $23.36 in paperback, so go ahead and buy a dozen of them. They’ll make great Christmas gifts. Okay, getting back to the Discoveroid post, it says:
Glicksman walks through a series of systems in the human body that are each irreducibly complex [so they say], and are each part of larger coherent interdependent systems. As Glicksman puts it, the human body is “irreducible complexity on steroids.”
Ooooooooooooh! What a great book! Then they ask us:
How could blind evolutionary processes, such as neo-Darwinism’s joint mechanism of natural selection working on random genetic mutations, build this bio-engineering marvel?
What a great question! What’s the answer? Here it comes:
Your Designed Body [the book they’re talking about] makes the case that it couldn’t. It’s not even close.
Wowie! But then … where do our amazing bodies come from? The Discoveroids explain:
What is required instead is foresight, planning, and engineering genius. [Gasp!]
And the Discoveroid post ends with this:
Download the podcast or listen to it here. [Link omitted!]
Okay, dear reader, you know what to do: watch the podcast and then buy the book. And tell ’em the Curmudgeon sent ya!
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