If I really wanted to undermine intelligent design, this is what I would do. I would create a web site (with blog) that talks about the earth being intelligently designed recently
, combining ID and young earth creationism so that it is harder than ever to argue that there is any real distinction between them. Then I would fill the blog with irate nonsense and malicious accusations, making much of Darwin beating a puppy (as though young-earth creationists are always kind to animals) and sex-change operations, and engaging in the sorts of arguments that no Christian would spend time focusing on. In other words, engage in satire
but present it as though it were completely serious.
Apparently someone beat me to it. Thanks, Salvador Cordova, for your work in undermining Intelligent Design. It is much appreciated! I assume you just sit back and laugh when people read your nonsensical posts and take them seriously, right? You must get a real kick out of it!
Thanks also to “For The Kids” for all the same reasons. I’m so utterly convinced that no one could so badly misunderstand the nature of the scientific evidence that you are making ridiculous arguments partly for entertainment of the educated (we love parody) and partly to undermine the credibility of young-earth creationists and cdesign proponentsists.
For instance, at Reasonable Kansans, “For The Kids” has the following clip art posted:
It is presumably intended to highlight the fact that, had God created the universe through miraculous means rather than through natural processes, and wanted us to be able to detect his having done so, all he had to do was stamp “MADE BY GOD (c) 6,000 BC” on the DNA of all living things (in Hebrew, English – it wouldn’t really matter) and the message would be clear. Yet in all the focus on the alleged clarity of the evidence, ID doesn’t explain why God, who supposedly wanted the evidence to be clear, didn’t make it clear in precisely this way
. Thank you for highlighting this, FTK. Thank you as well for the humorous because implausible way you suggest that you, allegedly a Christian, could take delight at an atheist’s pain
, even if self-inflicted.