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Oct 03 2011

Evidence for God’s incompetence

Writing for ID propaganda haus Evolution News, Casey Luskin criticizes scientists for claiming to have evidence supporting evolution.

In the case of Richard Lenski’s Long Term Evolution Experiments (LTEE) with E. Coli bacteria, we saw that Dennis Venema of BioLogos cited purported examples of natural selection increasing specified and complex information — but intelligent design (ID) proponents had long before critiqued these examples.

As ID proponents keep reminding us, the God of the Bible is simply incapable of creating any natural systems complex and sophisticated enough to generate genuine “complex, specified information.” It’s not surprising, since God never went to college and has no advanced degrees in biology. I rather doubt He even understands the mechanisms proposed by real biologists. But then, that’s not really His fault. You don’t get to choose your own parents, and mythical deities don’t get to choose the educational level of the primitive tribesmen who imagine Them.

Thanks to Mr. Luskin for reminding us of what the “Intelligent Designer” is absolutely and definitively incapable of. It’s reassuring to us unbelievers to know that real people are smarter than He is.

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    The Lorax

    That is wrong on so many levels. Has this guy even looked at Lenski’s research? It’s brilliant, at every level! There are literally no angles to attack this research from; the data has been collected daily for years, and the DNA evidence is preserved so the whole thing can be replicated.

    The ONLY way that ID has any foothold in Lenski’s research is if they make the claim that God manipulates DNA… and that is not something they can possibly prove or even offer evidence for.

    Lenski’s research is not a question. It’s an answer. And it’s a completely inarguable one.

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    freebird

    “As ID proponents keep reminding us, the God of the Bible is simply incapable of creating any natural systems complex and sophisticated enough to generate genuine “complex, specified information.” It’s not surprising, since God never went to college and has no advanced degrees in biology. I rather doubt He even understands the mechanisms proposed by real biologists. But then, that’s not really His fault. You don’t get to choose your own parents, and mythical deities don’t get to choose the educational level of the primitive tribesmen who imagine Them.”

    You, sir, are awesome. Couldn’t have said it better.

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    Scott

    This quote from your post should be a bumper sticker:
    “Mythical deities don’t get to choose the educational level of the primitive tribesmen who imagine them.”

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    Amphiox

    You’d think Luskin ought to have learned something from the utter humiliation he received the last time he tried to go after the Lenski research.

    If nothing else, to stop sticking his fingers into the fire….

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      Childermass

      There is a reason why Luskin has been called “the gift that keeps on giving.”

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    phrankeaufyl

    As ID proponents keep reminding us, the God of the Bible is simply incapable of creating any natural systems complex and sophisticated enough to generate genuine “complex, specified information.” It’s not surprising, since God never went to college and has no advanced degrees in biology.

    True, but he hired an adviser.

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