While I suspect that the intelligent designer of our universe was careful to cover his tracks and make it appear as if natural phenomena could account for the existence of all things, I think it would be wise to initiate a hunt for evidence of the designer's "Easter Eggs." By Easter Eggs, I mean carefully-hidden indications of intelligence in situations that might otherwise be explained as natural phenomena. There are many places where a designer could hide such EEs. One place would be the fossil record. There among the bones of dinosaurs, pterydactyls, and trilobites, a designer could cleverly conceal a few tablets written in Linear A, or perhaps a DVD of the first season of The Sopranos. Such a discovery would quickly show Darwinists for the fools they are, and bring about a massive conversion to traditional Bible-based Christianity (even among obstinate Jews and terrorist Mohammadans). It strikes me as strange that no such geological Easter Eggs have yet been found, given the many blessings this would bring to our world. Perhaps the designer isn't interested in revealing himself to those who operate outside of faith.Ist das nicht grandios? Und es geht sogar noch weiter:
Another place to look for Easter Eggs is among the codons of the DNA in our genome as well as the genomes of other (soulless) creatures. I can imagine a gene specifying a protein whose Amino Acids correspond to the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. [...] A clever designer could hide the entire Old Testament in, say, the genes for a lungfish (oh the irony!), and it would be easy for a cryptographer (or, really, any teenager with a claim to 1337 status) to puzzle it out. With this in mind, I think our government should be pumping billions of dollars into careful analysis of genomes in a hunt for messages from our designer. [...]Und, eine Meinung gebildet? Kann man wirklich so etwas schreiben und es ernst meinen?
Unglaublich, aber wahr(scheinlich).
Ich habe diese unfreiwillige humoristische Höchstleistung ("A Hunt for Designer Easter Eggs") auf Overwhelming Evidence (OE), dem Uncommon Decent-Ableger für den ID-Nachwuchs, entdeckt, also gehe ich mal davon aus, dass es tatsächlich ernst gemeint ist*.
Irgendwie ist es natürlich auch erschütternd, diese komplette Realitätsferne. Aber ich bewundere die Fantasie des Autors (oder Autorin?).
Einen zusätzlichen Lacher hat mir das "About" von OE in diesem Zusammenhang beschert:
[...] We believe that today's students are smarter than for which they are given credit and that rather than being told what to believe, they have the ability to explore the range of possibilities and figure out what to believe on their own.Ist das nur mein Irony meter, das dabei explodiert?
This site is meant to encourage students to explore the facts, report the facts, and debate the facts.