Chariots of Iron and Atheist News are my 2 must-have podcasts. I follow you guys RELIGIOUSLY.
I enjoyed the Creationist episode, but I have to say it's a bit like shooting fish in a barrel... these guys are just too nutty to be taken seriously. On the other hand, I have been following the ID debate with what little time I have, and one rather vocal advocate I have come across is Perry Marshall. He seems to have some scientific credentials and quite a good grasp on some aspects of evolution. The main thrust of his argument is that DNA is a code (not "like" a code) but a code very much like computer code which by some clever argument he uses to imply that it must have a coder/designer. i.e. Much as if we came across a book or a computer program, we would infer that there is an author, so he infers that the code of DNA implicitly implies a designer/coder/author. It's a compelling argument, much as it goes against everything I believe or understand about the world.
Worse, while paying homage to Darwin, he also says that Darwinism's days are numbered, and predicts that Darwinism will fall like the Berlin Wall by 2013... he reckons the scientific establishment has been propping up the Theory of Evolution by ruthless attacks on anyone who questions it (?) - I know, go figure!
Anyway, his blog is at http://www.cosmicfingerprints.com/blog/
. I would really appreciate your guys' superior intellect being brought to bear on his theories. What logical fallacies is he using to make this argument sound so convincing? I know it's a lot of work, but you guys seem to have more time on your hands than I do! ;)
Thank you, and keep up the good work!