There have been a number of excellent works recently nailing down the undeniable evidence for intelligent design from sound, solid, scientific sources. I have mentioned how much I enjoyed Why Us?: How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves and if I could ever get a few hours I am looking forward to reading Signature in the Cell. The evidence for intelligent design in living systems is simply beyond question, and more and more concerned and thoughtful people are seeing this fact.
   This drives fundamentalists crazy. I mean, of course, atheistic fundamentalists, like Richard Dawkins. As more and more evidence comes to light that demonstrates Dawkins and his ilk are on the short end of the argument, they become ever more shrill in their invective. Just like Peter Ruckman, the wild-eyed king of the most rancid form of King James Onlyism, when faced with facts, the fundamentalist atheist/KJV Onlyist can only respond with shouts of anger and personal insults. We’ve documented this about Ruckman for years (see here), and here is today’s example of how far Dawkins has descended into the pit of arrogant fundamentalism, taken from his new book, cited here.

Evolution is a fact. Beyond reasonable doubt, beyond serious doubt, beyond sane, informed, intelligent doubt, beyond doubt evolution is a fact. The evidence for evolution is at least as strong as the evidence for the Holocaust, even allowing for eye witnesses to the Holocaust. It is the plain truth that we are cousins of chimpanzees, somewhat more distant cousins of monkeys, more distant cousins still of aardvarks and manatees, yet more distant cousins of bananas and turnips . . . continue the list as long as desired. That didn’t have to be true. It is not self-evidently, tautologically, obviously true, and there was a time when most people, even educated people, thought it wasn’t. It didn’t have to be true, but it is. We know this because a rising flood of evidence supports it. Evolution is a fact, and [my] book will demonstrate it. No reputable scientist disputes it, and no unbiased reader will close the book doubting it.

   It is hard to know what planet Dawkins is on these days, but when you refuse to even admit there is a debate to be had, you are fully self-deceived, just like Pete Ruckman. Peas in a pod.

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