Folks, if you’re a reasonably literate person scientifically and you’re new to the evolution/ID debate and you’re looking for a perfect example of the utter vacuousness of ID arguments, I urge you to read this column by Jonathan Wells in the Worldnutdaily. Even by ID standards, the irrationality of his arguments is absolutely stunning. I was going to do a line by line fisking of it, but PZ beat me to it and did a fine job. I would just add one thing. Wells finishes his essay with this line:
If I were a Darwinist, I would be afraid. Very afraid.
The obvious response: if I was a Moonie, bought and paid for by the totalitarian madman cult leader Rev. Sun Myung Moon and handpicked by him to “destroy Darwinism”, I would be ashamed. Very ashamed. I’d be even more ashamed if, as a follower of Moon, I had claimed that Darwinism is a “first and foremost a weapon against religion – especially traditional Christianity.” If anything is the enemy of traditional Christianity, it’s Rev. Moon’s insane pronouncements of being the new Messiah sent to finish the job that Jesus failed at. Why traditional Christians don’t call him on this more often is beyond me.