Canada Export Denyse O’Leary

(At the end of the video she actually claims to be a non-fiction writer. LMAO.)

Denyse O’Leary is an aged Canadian cheerleader for intelligent design. Some may have heard of her. Give me an A. Give me an S. Give me another S. Yes, Denyse, is an ass. Her writings on evolution are unchallenging to say the least. But this one post from 2008 made me laugh. In it she attempts to knock Jeffrey Kluger’s article in Time Magazine on Ben Stein and the ID movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.  Kluger had made a comment about the so-called primordial soup:

Organic chemicals needed eons of stirring and slow cooking before they could produce compounds that could begin to lead to a living thing.

And O’Leary shot back with:

Huh? Stirring and slow cooking? Look, I am not making this up.

Every serious origin of life (OOL) researcher finds OOL an excruciatingly difficult problem. Genome mapper and Nobelist Francis Crick, a staunch atheist, suggested that life must have been brought here by intelligent aliens, and Richard Dawkins is willing to entertain that idea too. But science writer Jeffrey Kluger somehow knows the “answer” that eludes all those guys?

Here we have further proof that creationism is popular among willfully uneducated buffoons. Perhaps, O’Leary really hasn’t heard that some chemical reactions are helped along by mixing and heat, two naturally occurring phenomena. And while organic chemists don’t claim to know exactly how life on Earth started, they do have a good general idea. And it doesn’t involve a magical sky-daddy, which is O’Leary’s non-answer to the question. At the end of her post, she adds:

Anyway, given recent wholesale attempts to suppress discussion of the problems with Darwinism and materialist theories in general, the ID guys are well past concern about the atheist circus. Kluger probably didn’t notice the drive to restore intellectual freedom. Just as well, because you only need that if you have new ideas.

No one has told Denyse that ID predates Darwinian evolution by several centuries. And that ID remains an unchanged and unproductive pursuit. There’s no point in having academic freedom, Denyse, if you aren’t going to use it.


Filed under Christianity, Creationist Of The Month Club, Culture Warfare

3 responses to “Canada Export Denyse O’Leary

  1. Shamelessly Atheist

    As a Canadian I am unsure which give me greater embarrassment: Denyse O’Leary or Celine Dion. If you want, you can have them both. Please.

    O’Leary seems to have never heard of (either through ignorance or willful avoidance) Jack Szostak and his work. He’s tantalizingly close to the generation of protolife. Her ad hominem aside, the framework for a theory of abiogenesis is already there. Her ignorance does nothing for her bullshit position.

  2. eyesopening

    You know, I’m not a Christian, nor do I subscribe to competing theories, but it troubles me that scientists and the Left are so full of hatred.

    Hate seems to be all you have.

    It’s not enough that you are allowed your opinion and others are allowed theirs. You have to suppress, attack and destroy anyone who disagrees with you.

    It’s sick.

  3. thedarwinreport

    “but it troubles me that scientists and the Left are so full of hatred.”

    I’ve never heard a scientist condemn someone to a fiery eternity in hell, or deny the separation of church and state, or make a death threat.

    It’s not enough that you are allowed your opinion and others are allowed theirs. You have to suppress, attack and destroy anyone who disagrees with you.

    All opinions are not equal, particularly when creationists base theirs on pseudo-scientific nonsense. And don’t pretend to be a victim –no one is suppressing people’s freedom of speech. Just don’t expect the freedom to preach where ever you want. Science isn’t a free-for-all –there are standards of evidence, which creationism has never met.

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