Originally Posted by NoahJ
I Love Jackalopes!!! Fast as Fast Can BEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Second one was great too. It was just the right amount of humor.
Third was a very lame version of the second. Starting to get off on the if you don't agree with me you are an idiot. Nobody in this thread believes the world is flat, in fact, you would be very hard pressed to find anyone in the US that believes that. Least of all intelligent design backers.
The last one, well, just plain BS. Addresses nothing and is a bit spiteful. Especially the subtext.
Thanks for trying to bring a little levity to the thread.
The first one is what the ID'ers demand, immediate real time observations of new species, of complex animals, from one form to another distinct form in a matter of years (or an individual lifetime). Of course, we humans have a long history of domestication and breeding of wild species, so perhaps humans are the Intelligent Designer(s) (or Ignorant Designer(s) depending on one's POV). See for instance Canid hybrid
(specifically Sulimov Dogs
which took ~25 years to develop (e. g. one's lifetime)).
The second one illustrates the facade of science placed over a very old belief system, but applies to all belief systems faced with a lack of empirical, observational, objective, and testable hypotheses and theories (aka the scientific method).
The third one, the "flat earth" illustration shows what most (if not all) people believed at one time, A LONG TIME AGO! Sound even vaguely familiar? Heck some people still believe it, mostly the uneducated or primitives, but even today some very well educated people still believe it. But without a deity (or deities), rituals, customs, ornate buildings (going back thousands of years (see for instance Egyptology)), codifications, pretty windows, doctrines, and dogmas, the "flat earth" model doesn't stand the test of time. Also, at one time people believed everything revolved around the Earth, but the "flat earth" is much simpler to illustrate metaphorically. Albert Einstein said it best (and recent research backs up the acquisition of common sense gained in a youth through "trusted sources");
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
The fourth one, illustrates the truth of the matter, that ID has no underlying scientific basis, and as such can be dismissed in the 20 seconds (or so) that it deserves in a scientific setting,
As is usual with modernity, christians adopt the current cultural features into their teachings (e. g. ID, christian rock, game rooms, etceteras) to maintain and perpetuate their flocks, which history illustrates with their continuous adaptations and subspecies developments, now numbering in the thousands (at least). Talk about (theistic) evolution!