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|Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 08 2017,00:44)|
|Nice comment at PT:|
|Mike Elzinga -> Robert Byers • 11 hours ago|
You are missing the central point of the criticism of ID/creationism; ID/creationism is pseudoscience.
The important trend to notice is that there is a fifty year history of ID/creationists getting the science dead wrong and just making up crap to fit with sectarian beliefs. None of their "science" has anything to do with the universe around us.
ID/creationists get the basic concepts in physics, chemistry, biology, and geology dead wrong. ID/creationists get routine basic calculations dead wrong. ID/creationists don't pay attention to units when plugging variables into equations. ID/creationists apply meaningless calculations to the probabilities for molecular and biological assemblies. ID/creationist "astrophysicists" can't do basic orbital mechanics calculations. ID/creationist engineers don't know the basics of scaling up the sizes of structures that even Galileo wrote about. ID/creationist "hydraulic engineers" can't do the basic physics of a worldwide flood and recognize the ludicrous nature of their claims. They are all incompetent.
ID/creationist self-proclaimed "experts" insert themselves into the published work of working scientists and report the findings incorrectly. These self-proclaimed "experts" don't understand the details of the papers they are quote-mining. They don't understand the language, the concepts, the calculations, or the conclusions.
ID/creationists weren't there during the crucial phases of the research; they have no knowledge of or feeling for the reality behind the reporting in the published papers of working scientists. They are "arm chair experts" who have never been in the game of real research; they are merely distorting the papers of working scientists to their gullible audiences in order to preserve their beliefs in a particularly narrow sectarian dogma.
ID/creationism is, and always has been, fakery and pretentious bluster in support of prior sectarian beliefs. It has nothing to do with the physical reality of the universe; it is pseudoscience trying to make a sectarian dogma look superior to all other religious beliefs.
Any "religion" that requires that kind of phony support is not worth having.
"[A] book said there were 5 trillion witnesses. Who am I supposed to believe, 5 trillion witnesses or you? That shit's, like, ironclad. " -- stevestory