Mad Mel Phlips: Being an Insult to Intelligence
Melanie Phillips, Wicked Witch of British Zionism, MMR nut, Far Right whackjob and general truth inverter has once again excelled in brute stupidity, this time with a ringing endorsement of the notoriously faux-science of Intelligent Design. In her latest brainfart, tauntingly titled 'Creating an Insult to Intelligence', she writes (yep, this is going to be a short post):
Whatever the ramifications of the specific school textbooks under scrutiny in the Kitzmiller/Dover case, the fact is that Intelligent Design not only does not come out of Creationism but stands against it. This is because Creationism comes out of religion while Intelligent Design comes out of science. Creationism, whose proponents are Bible literalists, is a specific doctrine which holds that the earth was literally created in six days. Intelligent Design, whose proponents are mainly scientists, holds that the complexity of science suggests that there must have been a governing intelligence behind the origin of matter, which could not have developed spontaneously from nothing.
This is not even worth refuting and I'll just reprint some of the comments. Here's the otherwise not particularly lucid David T. (from Eustonite and Harry's Place infamy):
Oh Melanie, please, not again!
Look, I will fight tooth and nail to protect the religious - and other intellectual and cultural - freedoms.
However, can we please keep theology, and this defence of religious sentiment dressed up as science, out of biology lessons.
PS: If Humphries believes something is reasonable, it almost certainly isn't.
I now see the light! Hallelueuh! In the World War over religion, between the allies of Modernity and the axis of Mediaevelism Melanie Phillips is actually on the same side as the Iranian Mullahs, the Saudi princes and the Taleban.
This is truly comic - I'm not sure how to frame this ignorance into words - the Invisible Pink Unicorn is far more compelling approach to framing the nature of matter. Simply priceless: there are some things money can't buy, but for true ignorance in science, there's Melanie Phillips.
Please lady, can't you take a hint?