“Gage” over at Uncommon Descent (who I’m guessing is Logan Gage, the DI’s mouthpiece in DC) coughs this up:
Virtually no scientist takes “intelligent design” seriously? There appear to be more than a few in the chemistry/chemical engineering community that do.
This is as ridiculous at the DI’s list of dissenters from “Darwinism”. As I’ve said before, the plain fact is that these individuals – being chemists, engineers and suchlike – have no obvious expertise in evolutionary biology. What they do have, however, is an opinion. As the adage goes, everyone has an opinion.
If I wrote a letter (as a biologist) “questioning major aspects” of quantum theory and “encouraging open discussion of unsupported aspects”, should the community of chemists and/or engineers take me seriously? Of course not! I have little training in chemistry (beyond two years in college – which is more than the vast majority of chemists and chemical engineers have in biology) and what I have to say on the issue is meaningless. Being a scientist does not mean you can intelligently comment on scientific fields outside your own. Sheer humility tells us so. Yet still we here this dumb argument from arrogant ID proponents.