In my the first part of this series of articles about Intelligent Design I discussed one of the falsehoods that proponents of this ‘theory’ use to bolster their wacky ideas – namely, that evolution was invented by atheists. In this, the second article I’ll try and cover more of the subject as this issue is probably one of the most important topics that the world faces today.
I.D websites often cite books that support their case that in most cases actually don’t while those that do are usually laughable tracts penned by obvious I.D proponents themselves. This website page has a list of the most commonly cited reference works in support of their case with detailed summaries of the books.
As they have a lack of real data to base their theory on, I.D proponents base their methods on attacking mainstream scientists for ‘believing in evolution’ or they imply scientific beliefs are no different from religious beliefs. To quote from the same website I mentioned above. Those who insist that scientists believe in evolution on faith–simply because Charles Darwin pronounced it so–may not realize that Darwin was not a revered scientific figure when he published “The Origin of Species;” quite to the contrary, he was an obscure naturalist whose rise to fame was based solely upon the power of his evolutionary model. Evolution was not uncritically accepted by the scientific community–it was the subject of heated debate for decades, until the weight of the evidence won over even its most vehement critics.
Another method used is to state that the scientific community are involved in some kind of cover up or conspiracy to ensure their theory isn’t discussed or accepted, but as has been said many times by scientists – ‘show us your evidence’ – ‘produce something other than a continual barrage of disproofs of evolution’ – anything.
Finally, as Bill Boll says so eloquently on his site ‘one may simply wonder why, if creationists have so many valid arguments, is it necessary for them to lie at all?’