Thursday, November 10, 2005

Isn't it interesting...

...that the I.D.iots always frame the discussion in terms of "Intelligent Design" versus "Evolution," not "Intelligent Design" versus "Natural Selection?"

Would that be because evolution is a little bit mysterious and difficult to actually envision, while "Natural Selection," which is really what Darwin was espousing (the idea of evolution had been kicked around forever—no one had really nailed down the actual mechanism before) is plain to see everywhere in the world around us?

Why do rational people keep letting the yahoos and hicks set the terms? Take back the argument, folks, turn the tables—the real argument is between natural selection and "...pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!"

And for goodness sakes—why are we even dignifying their position by arguing it? Let them dry up and blow away.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

this stuff got some heavy play on slashdot over the last couple of months and I have to say its amazing how absurdly moronic people can be. If its unexplainable, then the only explanation is that it was the hand of the divine creator. The really funny thing is that the concept of ID doesn't exclude things like "aliens did it" and then you get into the concept that god is actually a meddling alien from another universe/plane-of-existence (sp?). Of course that begs the question: if something is so complicated as to be able to intelligently design our universe, then that is certainly an irreducibly complex being and that makes one wonder from whence came such a being? hmm?

All praise FSM and his noodly appendage!