I work for a great company. I frequently ask for permission to be sent away for training in state-of-the-art computational technology — computer simulations that involve finite element analysis (FEA), Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian/Fluid Structure Interaction (ALE/FSI), and Navier-Stokes Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

Today I spent the day with a group of brilliant students and a great instructor in a CFD class.

What one learns with hands-on experience with such technology is the following: You can’t just make stuff up. You can’t assume stuff, write a computer program based on those assumptions, and expect to get a valid result. In fact, if such an approach is pursued, a totally invalid, and most likely a catastrophically invalid result is guaranteed.

An intimate understanding of all the details, mathematics, and laws involved is required. In addition, empirical verification of a simulation is required at each incremental step in the process, otherwise, no confidence in the results can be had.

In contrast, the Darwinian approach to origins “science” (whether speculation concerning abiogenesis or the origin of species) is the following: “I just came up with a new idea about how random events, chemical reactions, and natural selection can explain everything.”

No evidence. No mathematical analysis. No empirical or evidential verification. Just outright speculation based on extraordinarily fertile imagination in defense of a transparently nonsensical worldview.

Yet, these clowns want the rest of us to revere them as the gatekeepers legitimate science.