Thursday, July 3, 2008

Neil deGrasse-Tyson's take on Intelligent Design

An oldie but a goodie from Pharyngula. Money quote:

"Allow intelligent design into science textbooks, lecture halls, and laboratories, and the cost to the frontier of scientific discovery--the frontier that drives the economies of the future--would be incalculable. I don't want students who could make the next major breakthrough in renewable energy sources or space travel to have been taught that anything they don't understand, and that nobody yet understands, is divinely constructed and therefore beyond their intellectual capacity. The day that happens, Americans will just sit in awe of what we don't understand, while we watch the rest of the world boldly go where no mortal has gone before."
Take a bow, sir. I couldn't have said it better myself.

9 comments:

C. David Parsons said...

All true wisdom comes from God. Would you rather the innocents in the classroom be taught the incredulous "big bang" hype? If scientists had not depended on their own abilities, our vehicles would be running on solar engery. God withholds the very wisdom that God-haters diligent seek.

Your comment is tantamount to the blind leading the blind.

THE BIGGER PICTURE IN THE DEBATE ON DARWINISM IS NOT INTELLIGENT DESIGN.

The reason is elementary: the Discovery Institute and other ID proponents leave out the Triune God, Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Hence, Richard Dawkins can make the case for “aliens” seeding the earth.

The Quest for Right, a series of 7 textbooks created for the public schools, represents the ultimate marriage between an in-depth knowledge of biblical phenomena and natural and physical sciences. The several volumes have accomplished that which, heretofore, was deemed impossible: to level the playing field between those who desire a return to physical science in the classroom and those who embrace the theory of evolution. The Quest for Right turns the tide by providing an authoritative and enlightening scientific explanation of natural phenomena which will ultimately dethrone the unprofitable Darwinian view.

"I am amazed at the breadth of the investigation - scientific history, biblical studies, geology, biology, geography, astronomy, chemistry, paleontology, and so forth - and find the style of writing to be quite lucid and aimed clearly at a general, lay audience." ― Mark Roberts, former Editor of Biblical Reference Books, Thomas Nelson Publishers.

The Quest for Right series of books, based on physical science, the old science of cause and effect, has effectively dismantled the quantum additions to the true architecture of the atom. Gone are the nonexistent particles once thought to be complementary to the electron and proton (examples: neutrons, neutrinos, photons, mesons, quarks, Z's, bosons, etc.) and a host of other pseudo particles.

To the curious, scientists sought to explain Atomic theory by introducing fantastic particles that supposedly came tumbling out of the impact between two particles, when in fact, the supposed finds were simply particulate debris. There are only two elementary particles which make up the whole of the universe: the proton and electron. All other particles were added via quantum magic and mathematical elucidation in an attempt to explain earthly phenomena without God.

Introducing the scheme of coincidence, which by definition, "is the systematic ploy of obstructionists who, in lieu of any divine intervention, state that any coincidental grouping or chance union of electrons and protons (and neutrons), regardless of the configuration, always produces a chemical element. This is the mischievous tenet of electron interpretation which states that all physical, chemical, and biological processes result from a change in the electron structure of the atom which, in turn, may be deciphered through the orderly application of mathematics, as outlined in quantum mechanics. A few of the supporting theories are: degrading stars, neutron stars, black holes, extraterrestrial water, antimatter, the absolute dating systems, and the big bang, the explosion of a singularity infinitely smaller than the dot of an “i” from which space, time, and the massive stellar bodies supposedly sprang into being.

The Quest for Right is not only better at explaining natural phenomena, but also may be verified through testing. As a consequence, the material in the several volumes will not violate the so-called constitutional separation of church and state. Physical science, the old science of cause and effect, will have a long-term sustainability, replacing irresponsible doctrines based on whim. Teachers and students will rejoice in the simplicity of earthly phenomena when entertained by the new discipline.

The Quest for Right. http://questforright.com

Cycle Ninja said...

Thank you for copying and pasting. Your fantasy world comments will be duly noted and ignored.

Jason Failes said...

Do these godspammers ever, ever go to all the talkorigins links and other factual sites we post, actually learn a little about evolution, and come back to apologize?

"All true wisdom comes from God."
like:
-the evil spirits theory of mental illness.
-the evil spirits theory of disease.
-the watching-stripes-will-make-striped animals theory of reproduction.
-the faith will protect you from poison theory of physiology.

Y'know, why don't you go try out that last one and get back to us?

Anonymous said...

The godbot-er above just said that photons are non-existant particles. That's right, he thinks that light dosen't exists... what a dumbass

freelunch said...

All true wisdom comes from God.

God ran out. He is no where to be found. Apparently you have been misled.

eddie said...

Hilarious poe-st there! Thanks for that.

My only problem is with the white text on a black background. All us with astygmatisms really get a headache from it.

Mona Albano said...

I thought the absolute system of dating was part of the quest for MR. Right.

This reminds me of the story about a four-year old who was drawing a picture.
"What's that?" asked his mother.
"It's God," said the kid.
"But, honey, nobody knows what he looks like."
"They will when I'm finished."

Kieran said...

"If scientists had not depended on their own abilities, our vehicles would be running on solar engery[sic]."

Because solar cells just grow spontaneously, right?

Anonymous said...

So C. David Parsons uses this innocent blog to ... PUSH HIS OWN BOOKS!

You can read some reviews of Vol. I of his book series here:

http://www.amazon.com/review/product/1602477663/ref=cm_cr_dp_all_helpful?%5Fencoding=UTF8&coliid=&showViewpoints=1&colid=&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

and I suspect the other volumes have been reviewed there as well.

Why is it that when reading any book review where the writer writes "I could not put it down" I instictively take that to mean "I haven't actually read it, I'm just a professional (or volunteer) shill trying to make the book look serious instead of what it is, complete ridiculousness"?

But thank you, CDP for bringing the title to my attention. It will save me time later on at school board meetings (put on "List of Texbooks NOT to Consider Adopting")