(Cross posted on Jesus General )I'll always remember my mother's words when she saw that the academically-minded Chournos boy had returned to town. "He's been excommunicated," she told me, "because he believes we're all descended from rocks."
That confirmed to me that all neighbors were right about the perils of education. Mr. Chournos could have had a big future as a Mormon sheep rancher like his brothers, but instead, he threw it all away to pursue a funny idea about rocks.
I bet he's really stewing now that the Crooks and Liars patriot has discovered that rocks can be used to disprove Darwinism:
political scientist, columnist and writer
I must admit that I have been a capacious antagonist against the ID movement. I find it a sophomoric attempt to introduce unproven religious postulation into the science curriculum of our public schools in an inane attempt to convert young impressionable minds into a sacerdotal automaton.It was only when I read your column entitled Intelligent Decline, Revisited that my interest was piqued. You stated " Many critics of ID wrongly assume that we infer that intelligence from the Bible or the Koran, but in fact we infer it solely from nature. As Mount Rushmore compels an observer to conclude that an intelligent cause was at work there, the "specified complexity" of life points to an intelligent designer"
You talked about Mount Rushmore so majestically that I looked up a picture of the secret hiding place of the courageous Team America and low and behold it is very beautiful indeed.
So I decided to subject your thesis to the most rigorous testing platform available to us at this time. I googled it. You see to google is to be certain.
I googled images of natural beauty. This is the first image that came up and I have to say I was astonished.
How could anything random in nature create a magnificent form that sosignifies all of life's creation in a theme park type environment likethis if it wasn't intelligently designed? I hereby am a convert. I ammaking my way over to Kansas right now with hundred's of 8 X 10glossies of this portraiture and I hope it will be admitted as evidencefor all to see. I think we can finally tip the scales of evolution ourway now.
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How could anything random in nature create a magnificent form that so signifies all of life's creation in a theme park type environment like this if it wasn't intelligently designed? I hereby am a convert. I am making my way over to Kansas right now with hundred's of 8 X 10 glossies of this portraiture and I hope it will be admitted as evidence for all to see. I think we can finally tip the scales of evolution our way now.
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