Monday, November 20, 2006

Monday hilarity: ID proponent compares God to designers of exploding Ford Pinto!

In case you haven't been keeping up with this: Casey Luskin, a lawyer whom PZ Myers has side-splittingly described as the Discovery Institute's "attack mouse," has been spending the last week or so attempting to refute an article by bestselling science writer Carl Zimmer in the 11/06 issue of National Geographic, in which Zimmer discusses how evolutionary biologists are learning more and more about how complexity develops in organisms. Luskin offered an increasingly lame series of rebuttals, which Zimmer has been calmly taking apart. The whole thing has culminated in Luskin's responding to Zimmer's explanations about the flawed design of the eye with this desperate howler:

Was the Ford Pinto, with all its imperfections revealed in crash tests, not designed?

Seriously. He actually wrote that. Oh well, so much for, you know, God's omnipotence and all that. Oh, that's right, the ID movement isn't about promoting Christianity in the schools, ri-i-ight! I keep forgetting that.

"Christ is indispensable to any scientific theory, even if its practitioners do not have a clue about him." — William Dembski, Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science and Theology (1999), page 210.

Ah well, enjoy a little of God's indispensable handiwork below.



    Completely off-topic, but I wanted to "lay claim" to this piece. Assuming I get time tomorrow, I'm going to rip into this ignorant, lying asshat.

    If I don't have something posted before I leave town tomorrow night, feel free to tear into this crap on your own.

  2. Go for it. (I did, however, send a scathing letter to the editor.) Looking forward to your takedown.


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