It’s remarkable to see how far the Discovery Institute has fallen since the days when Casey Luskin would at least try to present arguments for intelligent design. That stuff was amusing. But look what they’re posting now at their creationist blog: Water, Ultimate Giver of Life, Points to Intelligent Design.
Yes, dear reader, their latest argument for the existence of their intelligent design is … water! 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:
One of the terrible and ironic things about recent flood and hurricane disasters is the way that water, the ultimate life-giver on our planet, became a life-taker. You won’t realize the full poignancy of this until you consider the range of evidence for water as being finely tuned for life, and especially for mammals like us.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Water is finely tuned for life — mammalian life especially! Then he says:
In his new book, The Wonder of Water: Water’s Profound Fitness for Life on Earth and Mankind [Amazon link], Discovery Institute biologist Michael Denton explains that evidence with a clarity and eloquence that no other scientist or science writer does. The remarkable thing about water is the interlocking qualities of its unusual chemistry, and how that makes it ideally suited for the many roles it plays in making life on Earth possible.
According to Amazon, the publisher of Denton’s book is the Discovery Institute, so it’s yet another vanity press contribution to the world of creationism by Michael Denton, a Discovery Institute “senior fellow.” For his previous work from the same prestigious publisher, see Discovery Institute Touts Denton’s New Book.
After that introduction, Klinghoffer tells us:
A short video, above [at Klinghoffer’s post], summarizes these, including water’s aspects as a “universal solvent,” with just the right viscosity for the circulatory system, with its vital ability to effect body cooling by evaporation, and on and on. No creature benefits more from these qualities than humans do. Let that sink in. What about the fact that frozen water floats rather than sinks? Life as we know it would be impossible otherwise. On a planetary level, it drives the tectonic and water cycles, those “two great cogs that work together,” as Denton puts it. All a lucky coincidence, you say?
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] It can’t be a coincidence. It must be the work of the intelligent designer — blessed be he! Klinghoffer continues:
The many diverse capacities of water need not have been as they are. That these are all brought together just so provides among the most powerful pointers to intelligent design.
Yes — oh yes! The evidence of intelligent design is unmistakable! Skipping to the end, we’re told:
Materialists insist the universe is in no way specially intended for human life. That contention can’t survive an encounter with Michael Denton’s work.
So there it is, dear reader — we need water, and thanks to the intelligent designer, we’ve got it. There’s no way evolution can explain this. Admit it — you’re stunned.
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