Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The Fall of Mann
I just wanted to note this for future reference. A recent (and probably temporary) addition to my commentariat (hat tip: Dr. Isis), one Daniel Mann, an instructor at the New York School of the Bible, going under the nym "Mann'sWord," has again made the connection between ID and religion clear.
I mocked the Discovery Institute's breathless hyperbole in promoting the latest attempt to make good on The Imminent Demise of Evolution: The Longest Running Falsehood in Creationism, Stephen Meyer's Signature in the Cell, which the DI pronounced "The Book That Changes Everything!". In comments, Mr. Mann, while making the same old, tired arguments for ID, claimed:
However, as a paradigm, ID has some great advantages. It is both adequate to explain the phenomena within its domain and it's parsimonious. Furthermore, a life centralized in God has many psychological advantages.Thus neatly demonstrating just who the "Designer" is universally understood to be, despite transparent lies to the contrary. He then went on to seamlessly say:
The biblical revelation of a God of order and beauty who truly wants His subjects to know Him has understandably inspired many seekers to attempt to plummet (sic) the depths of His ways. I would suggest that you acquaint yourselves with this revelation. You hopefully will find that everything that our God reveals about Himself is not only beneficial for doing science but also for living life. I would like to challenge you in this regard.So, ID is not only religious in nature and intent, but it is a proselytizing tool. I knew you'd want to be the first to hear this "revelation."
Labels: Designer As God
In order to have any hope whatsoever of getting around the US Constitution, the anti-evolutionists MUST, absolutely MUST, have all their supporters shut their mouths and keep quiet about the one thing they care most about in the whole world —– their religious opinions.
They just can’t do it. They don’t WANT to do it. Ain’t NONE of them can go ten minutes without preaching and, therefore, giving the whole game away. Remember the dolt who was just here a little while ago blithering all about how ID is really SCIENCE and NOT religion — just before he condemned all of us as “atheist darwinists” … ?
They are, by far, their own worst enemies. Just let them talk long enough, and they will happily shoot themselves in the head every single time.
Acquainted myself with the revelation, found none of it in the least beneficial for living life or doing science - much the opposite in fact. From what I've heard from fellow atheists, acquaintence with the revelation is precisely what led them to their godless state - the whole thing's patently ridiculous, and the more you know, the more ridiculous it's revealed to be. Proselytizing FAIL.
Arguing ID on the scientific merits: EPIC FAIL.
RBH's timely quote: EPIC WIN.