Saturday, May 18, 2013

Grrrrr - Intelligent Design vs Stupid Secularists

Grrrrr - Intelligent Design vs Stupid Secularists 

Editor, Daily News:

Grrrrr. Intelligent design people! They're just bucolic, buck-toothed Bible banging nincompoops without high school diplomas who're trying to sell a gussied-up creationism to a credulous public and take over our schools! No need to respond to their arguments. They are not science. They're just poopy-heads.

This is 90 percent of the secular fundamentalist's argument against ID science. Vitriol, condescension, and endless claims of intellectual superiority characterize the standard secularist attack.

A more reasonable person might note that scientists who support ID are just as qualified in their fields as those who support secular Darwinism. A balanced discussion might point out that more than 400 scientists have signed onto a growing list from all disciplines who are "skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life."

A reasonable observer might also note that many ID advocates in this forum appear exceptionally well-educated, reasonable and articulate; they might also note that ID advocates have pointed out many problems with the Darwinist catechism that even pro-Darwin scientists have been known to concede, when they think the Jesus people aren't listening.

And yet, even in the face of a sober, thoughtful ID science position, the "old think" secularists insist on the same elitist shtick that has become so tiresome in recent days. This is how losers act just before they lose — arrogant and condescending, too polarized to be bothered with substantive refutation, and unaware of their hubris.

Their last hurrah sounds more like a Chihuahua's snarl.

— Rev. Sam Sewell / Naples

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