Friday, April 18, 2008

A Question For ID Supporters: What is Darwinism?

As I listen (mouth agape) to the anti-intellectuals, anti-science league a.k.a. Ben Stein and the mocumentary Expelled, No Intelligence Allowed, I hear the words "Darwinism" and "Darwinist" repeated ad nausea. But what does that mean? I suspect that it is a symptom of how these people un-think, er think. It is inconceivable to the un-thinkers that thinkers do not have a person to worship or a dogma to submit to. Darwinism is seen as no more than a belief system that is contrary to the supposition that GODDIDIT.

It follows therefore that if GODDIDACTUALLYDIDIT then there must be someone to worship and follow. So they create Darwinism - which is a "faith" and since their faith is the right faith, this Darwinist faith is to be challenged. The un-thinkers are taking the position that Darwinists follow the dogma and creed of Darwin with the same quality of evidence, or lack thereof, as they themselves do. Because after all, what is being argued is not the existence or otherwise of god, but rather which god. Was it Yahweh or perhaps Darwin? I think we should be told.

This is for all you ID-iots out there. Read my lips. There is no such thing as Darwinism, Darwinist, Dawkinism, Dawkinsist etc. Do you call Hawkins a Newtonian or Einsteinian? Scientists do not follow dogma. They observe, test, test some more, observe again, throw out what doesn't work, test some more, observe some more, test, test, test...

The Theory of Evolution was postulated by Darwin (and he was not alone, he just got there first with a book) and has been tested to the point that science can now pretty much relax and use it as the basis for explaining how we became human. Don't go confusing this with how life started now my small minded little friend of an ID-iot. That is a totally different theory. Abiogenesis is the subject of how life started, not Evolution. Repeat that last part after me "Abiogenesis is the subject of how life started, not Evolution. "

The ID-iots fail to grasp the concept that science does not currently have the answer for everything. Abiogenesis is the perfect example. Scientists have some ideas how life started, but they don't have a great grasp on it in the same was that they do with how life changed and grew more complex of billions of years. But just because the answer is not readily available just yet it does not mean GODDIDIT. It means that scientists are working on the problem.

Think of it this way. Suppose that you have a math problem. It's a tricky one with lots of calculus and stuff. How would you approach the formula? Would you work through it logically step by step using the laws of mathematics until you solved the problem? Or would you look at the problem for a second, conclude the answer is impossible for mortal man to solve, and then drop to your knees to pray for the answer? The problem might take hours, days, weeks, months or years to solve. But because the answer is not immediately in front of us, it does not mean that it won't be solved - QED GODDIDIT.

Really, you ID-iots are so "instant gratification".

Hope this helped some, although I doubt it.