Wednesday, September 21, 2005

The Other Reason Why We Have an ID Controversy

I have written plenty of late as to how opponents of intelligent design have been mischaracterizing the science of it and, in doing so, fomenting discord where clarity would lend itself to rational policy. But there are two in this tango. For example, some Christian conservatives (distinct from conservative Christians) are claiming that the Warner Bros. movie March of the Penguins, a documentary of emperor penguins by Luc Jacquet, is a testatment to intelligent design. Witness this truffle of rigorous analysis:

"The complexity of the penguins' lifestyle testifies to a Divine Creator," said one commentator on Christian Answers.

"To think that natural selection or even the penguins themselves could come up with the idea to migrate miles and miles multiple times each year without their partner or their offspring is a bit insulting to my intellect. How great is our God!"
God is great indeed. But please bring a real argument next time.

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