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Warfare Thesis Failure Leaves Evolution Desperate For Canards

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Ever since Voltaire mythologized the Galileo Affair, Hume’s Philo demolished Cleanthes, and Gibbon blamed pretty much everything on the Christians, evolutionary thinking has had an unbeatable template: The Warfare Thesis. Anyone who opposes or even questions evolution is automatically branded as having religious motives. Religion is at war with science. That claim has failed the test of historiography over and over, but so what? Who cares about history? Certainly not journalists, policy makers, federal judges, textbook authors, and anyone else who matters. But now there is an entirely different, empirical, falsification of the Warfare Thesis, and evolutionists are in full-panic.  Read more

6 Replies to “Warfare Thesis Failure Leaves Evolution Desperate For Canards

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    bornagain77 says:

    It is not only children, but even leading evolutionists themselves admit that life ‘appears’ to be designed.

    “Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose”
    Richard Dawkins – “The Blind Watchmaker” – 1986 – page 1

    “We may say that a living body or organ is well designed if it has attributes that an intelligent knowledgeable engineer might have built into it in order to achieve some sensible purpose… Any engineer can recognize an object that has been designed… simply by looking at the structure of the object.”
    Richard Dawkins – “The Blind Watchmaker” – 1986 – page 21

    “Yet the living results of natural selection overwhelmingly impress us with the appearance of design as if by a master watchmaker, impress us with the illusion of design and planning.”
    Richard Dawkins – “The Blind Watchmaker” – 1986 – page 21

    Michael Behe – Life Reeks Of Design – 2010 – video  

    Moreover, Richards Dawkins is not the only atheist who seems to be afflicted with this mental illness of seeing the ‘illusion of design’ pervasively throughout life.

    living organisms “appear to have been carefully and artfully designed”

    “The appearance of purposefulness is pervasive in nature.”
    George Gaylord Simpson

    “I remember how frustrated I became when, as a young atheist, I examined specimens under the microscope. I would often walk away and try to convince myself that I was not seeing examples of extraordinary design, but merely the product of some random, unexplained mutations.”
    -Rick Oliver (‘Designed to Kill in a Fallen World.’)

    Indeed, the atheist Francis Crick, co-discoverer of DNA, seems to have been particularly haunted by this illusion of seeing design everywhere he looked in molecular biology:

    “Biologists must constantly keep in mind that what they see was not designed, but rather evolved.”
    Francis Crick – What Mad Pursuit

    “Organisms appear as if they had been designed to perform in an astonishingly efficient way, and the human mind therefore finds it hard to accept that there need be no Designer to achieve this”
    Francis Crick – What Mad Pursuit – p. 30

    Thus, since these atheists themselves are seeing the ‘illusion of design’, (seeing this illusion of design with what they claim to be the ‘illusion of mind’ I might add  🙂  ), without ever conducting any scientific experiments to ever rigorously ‘detect design’ (or to ever rule it out), then of course the ID advocate would be well justified in saying that the design they see in life is real and that these atheists are not really suffering from the mental illness of seeing illusions everywhere they look in life but they are in fact ‘naturally detecting design’ in life because of the inherent ‘image of God’ that they have within themselves.

    Romans 1:20
     For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

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    bornagain77 says:

    It is easy to see why Francis Crick in particular was haunted by seeing the ‘illusion of design’ everywhere he looked in biology, DNA literally screams “I AM INTELLIGENTLY DESIGNED!”

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    bornagain77 says:


    Intelligent Design Critics: ‘Never Mind What You’re Saying. What I Say You’re Saying Is Stupid’ – April 3, 2016
    Excerpt: Throughout much of the debate Krauss was committing what philosophers and debaters call the “strawman fallacy.” It amounts to erecting a false version of another person’s position — one that’s easy to knock down, like a “straw man” — and then knocking it down and declaring victory. It pretends to refute the other person’s position when really it doesn’t even address it, but something else instead.
    Krauss didn’t limit himself to intelligent design straw men. He ranged as far as presenting straw man versions of God, the Bible and Christian theology. And he didn’t just do it in response to Meyer: he dove right in to ridiculing strawman versions of ID and Christianity in the first few minutes of his opening presentation, which came first in the debate.
    It’s clear what Krauss thinks of God. It’s clear what he thinks about what he says Meyer and ID say. It’s not clear what he thinks about the actual theory of intelligent design, only that he seems not to want to think about it, at least not publicly since he is clearly intent on changing the subject in order to do battle with straw men instead.

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    bornagain77 says:

    The Devastating Effects When Prayer Was Removed From School in America in 1962-63 – David Barton – video
    (excerpted from “America’s Godly Heritage’ lecture)

    Prayer in School – notes

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    GaryGaulin says:

    No Theory of Intelligent Design here either.

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