The commenter who goes by the name Carpathian has been posting on this site for a long time. Yet today he writes:
Since the ID designer pre-dates life, he cannot be alive . . .
*Sigh* Carpathian, why does it seem to satisfy you so much to erect a distorted caricature of the ID position and knock it down? If you are so certain you are correct and that ID is wrong, why don’t you attack what ID actually posits?
I believe the Darwinian account of origins is wrong. But what have I accomplished if I spout off some nonsense that Darwinism does not actually posit, refute it, and then say, “thus I have proven Darwinism wrong”?
The answer, of course, is “nothing.” Having studied Darwinism for over 20 years, I can tell you what it posits. Therefore, when I attack it, I am attacking the actual thing, not some distortion of the thing that exists nowhere but my own mind.
Now, here’s your task: Tell me why your statement is not an accurate representation of the ID position. This issue has been covered numerous times here at UD. Anyone who purports to have even a basic understanding of ID would know why it is wrong.
Therefore, if you cannot tell me why it is wrong, that means you do not have a basic understanding of ID.
To those who would be tempted to help Carp out, please do not. Let him work it out for himself.