This short essay was inspired by Denyse here. She appears to have an inspirational effect on me.
Older scientists are still stuck in the past. Richard Dawkins is a prime example, although I don’t consider him to be a “scientist” who has demonstrated any devotion to legitimate scientific rigor throughout his career. He is essentially nothing more than a relatively eloquent storyteller with a very creative imagination, who has no experience in the real world with designing or engineering anything that can be demonstrated to actually work.
With the discovery of the fine-tuning of the laws of physics for life, and the discovery that living systems are fundamentally based on the most sophisticated nano-technological, information-processing system ever devised, the Darwinian mechanism has been eviscerated on many levels concerning its creative potential. It is hopelessly illogical, mathematically absurd, and empirically refuted, as Michael Behe has demonstrated.
Materialists will try to hang on to their obviously discredited speculations (and use everything in their power to destroy their adversaries, even by the most unethical means), but I predict that their attempts will fail with younger, legitimate scientists — those devoted to the search for real truth about the way things really are — who are willing to follow the evidence where it leads.
Bluster, denunciation, threats, appeals to authority, character assassination, and outright persecution might work in the short term, but the truth will always win out in the end.