Debating in an Echo Chamber
|September 16, 2009||Posted by David Coppedge under Evolution, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity|
Monash University issued a press release yesterday about its contributors to a recent PNAS paper that claimed to refute irreducible complexity (IC). The release declared victory for Darwin, stating that “Our work … shows that Darwin’s theory of evolution beautifully explains how molecular machines came to be.” PhysOrg dutifully echoed this announcement without contest.
Casual readers may not know about the comeback arguments posted by Michael Behe on Evolution News and Uncommon Descent, by Casey Luskin on Evolution News and by Cornelius Hunter on Darwin’s God, because the evolutionists refused to hear them or allow them inside their sphere of influence. For example, PNAS refused to publish Behe’s response. The Darwin Party basically barred the doors and windows and announced their triumph to themselves.
A victory cheer in an echo chamber sounds hollow no matter how many decibels and reverberations.