A Rabid Defense of My Extreme Radical Faith
This morning, I received an email via the contact form on this blog. I won’t give the emailer’s name, since he didn’t publish his thoughts publicly in the comments to a post. I’ve already replied to him privately. I’m going to post his comments here as well, because I’ve received comments like his in the past. This particular email is an especially good example of what I get to enjoy privately on a semi-regular basis. It would be selfish to keep such splendid entertainment to myself. It must be shared!
The emailer wrote:
Your rabid defense of evolution, and seeming complete ignorance of what most ID scientists are actually saying, indicates your extreme radical faith in a ‘science’ that still cannot explain the origin of life. It takes a lot of faith to have such an undying belief against ID OR creationism, especially in light of recent discoveries about the amazing workings of just a single human cell.
Evolution needs no defense. It is solid proven fact. My “rabid defense”, as you characterize it, is of our school system, to protect it from infection by religious doctrine, which is exactly what ID creationism is. There is no such thing as an “ID scientist”, because those people, by definition, are not doing science. When they eventually start publishing in peer-reviewed journals and start making testable predictions based on their “theory”, then maybe they will have earned the right to call themselves scientists.
All of the amazing workings of the cell are best explained by evolutionary theory.
It is you who have the “extreme radical faith”, because ID creationism has no solid evidence behind it. Believing it despite any evidence is what takes faith.
I have no faith in evolution. My “faith” is in the process of science, which is what led us to discover evolution.
The origin of life is a red herring. Although it is a good question, it is completely irrelevant. God could have poofed the first cell into existence, but that would still neither disprove evolution nor prove ID creationism.
Get an education before you spout your mouth off next time. You won’t come off as such a blithering idiot.