A different way to confront creationism
Maybe using science to refute nonsense isn't always the best strategy. Science requires intellectual integrity and serious research and study. Scientific knowledge is hard won. But you can pull nonsense out of your ass all day long.
You can refute one creationist argument just to have ten more thrown at you. Creationists reserve the right to invoke magic & miracles, but expect biologists to live up to impossible standards of proof in defense of evolution.
I say that instead of refuting nonsense with science, we should fight nonsense with nonsense. I think we should create a rival intelligent design theory that invokes polytheistic beliefs, like the Greek or Norse pantheon. It would be obviously tongue-in-cheek, but at the same time show them why their own arguments don't make sense.
We could mirror the arguments used by creationists, but in a pagan guise that they would be forced to reject. For example we could argue that the universe is too complex to be the product of just one creator. They would be forced to attack their own arguments for creationism. And it gives us the same ability as they have to invoke magic & miracles with a sprinkling of science on top to make it sound, well, sciency.
I'd like to explore this idea because I sense some potential in it. Maybe some clever memes could come out of it. Does anyone have any thoughts on it? What would be a good name for it? "Polytheistic Design"?
If I thought the Jews killed God, I'd worship the Jews.