I kid you not, creationists are so convinced that what they are studying is science they are starting to claim discrimination from the rest of the scientific community. Dr Michael Behe the biologist who created the idea of Irreducible Complexity that forms the so-called scientific basis for creationism is claiming that intelligent design is being discriminated against by educational and scientific communities.

According to Behe, the definition of science should not restrain an investigation of nature, or it will not serve a useful purpose. He offers a definition of science sufficiently loose to embrace his theory of Irreducible Complexity: “. . . just using physical evidence and reasoning to come to a conclusion about nature.” Yet, as he was forced to admit under oath in the infamous Pennsylvanian court case Kitzmiller v. Dover Area Schools Board, even astrology would fall within his definition. (Williams, 2011) 

Behe complains that when research papers that are sent in to scientific journals about ID they are always sent back rejected.  Fortunately most people are seeing through Behe's self-pity.

Michael Reiss, who serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Science Education, told me: “I’m quite confident that if anybody comes up with a well-argued scientifically rigorous article on ID, journal editors would be prepared to publish it.”(Williams, 2011)

Imagine how revolutionary research supporting an intelligent design would be. It wouldn’t just make it into journals, it would be headline news. Rejecting creationism as science isn't discrimination it's common sense but to follow this common sense, according to creationists, scientists are prejudiced. This is a new one, by this logic the science community is prejudice against every single little tidbit of pseudoscience and superstition in existence. Creationist logic fails again.


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Comment by Scarlette Blues on April 26, 2011 at 11:13am
I really wish creationists would back off of the science community. The way I see it, if you want to teach your children this bullshit, send them to a private Christian school where it belongs.
Comment by Arcus on April 26, 2011 at 12:03pm

I wonder if their claim of being ignored by science is based in the fact that they themselves prefer to ignore science, and they immediately jump to the conclusion that science ignores them due to some sort of underlying belief system (mirroring their own position).

Additionally, why can't they just create their own journal of pseudoscience instead of demanding space in journals of science?

Comment by Scott Houser on April 26, 2011 at 1:16pm
This is hilarious.  Behe was already p0wnd in court in Dover, PA.  He's fixin' to get p0wnd again.
Comment by Bryan B on April 26, 2011 at 2:23pm
Ya I couldn't believe he would cry discrimination, like creationists are some kind of oppressed minority. It baffles me, it really does. Does he not understand science at all? it's not capable of discrimination. Ask any serious scientist how many times they have gotten disappointing or surprising results, it's one of the most truly neutral processes we have.
Comment by Dustin on April 26, 2011 at 3:15pm

Science isn't 'just about' investigating the world ... You have to prove you are right when you make an outrageous claim such as 'The Earth is not the center of the Universe' 


I would love to read some papers about Intelligent design if the scientific community could prove that 'Irreducible Complexity' is an established fact.  


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